An Indian Adventure

On Friday everyone in Class 6 enjoyed a special visit from Aarthi Markandey, an Indian lady who came to Norbridge to talk to us about the diversity of life in India. Here’s what some of the class have to say about the visit…

“I think I learn’t a lot. I didn’t know that there was that much difference between the North, the East and the South of India. Even the elephants are different and I didn’t know that.”

“I thought that it was really cool learning new things and we learnt part of a dance called the Bhangra. I also really enjoyed putting the Bindi on my forehead. Thank you for coming.”

“I learnt that India is a much bigger country than Great Britain and that they have a lot off different events. One is called the Holi and they throw paint at each other!”

“I learnt a lot from her about how popular the country is, and their celebrations like Holi and joyous day. I hope I will be able to go to India and join the fun one day and would also like to find out more about elephants and how people decorate them.”

“I have learned how Indian people dance and what the dances are called, and also about the Indian festivals like Diwali (the festival of lights) and Holi. My favourite bit was when we all did an Indian dance. I still remember the moves to it, ‘screw the light bulb,  pat the dog!’ WOOW!”

Please have a look at our pictures below and leave us a comment. Have you ever been to India? What was it like?

Tribal Poetry – Haiku & Tanka

This week Class 6 have been learning about Haiku and Tanka, both of which are forms of rhythmic poetry which are usually written about nature. A few of our own poems are below; please leave us a comment to let us know what you think!


By Jake…

Fast leopard running,
Eating up pray as he wants.
Nothing can stop him.

By Anastasia…

I sharpen my blades,
As sharp as a dragon’s tooth,
To saw down the trees.


By Natalie…

Bright and fresh flowers
Blow in the freezing breeze.
Clinging to my legs,
Never seen before my eyes,
Want to pick some but I can’t.

By Elisha…

Going to battle,
Show up and shine in the sun.
It’s a scary thought,
Going to battle with friends,
Me and my friends might get killed.