Well I bet most of you are wrapped up warm in January, cosying up by a fire or playing in the snow. Here at Limpopo it is like living in an oven! It has almost reached 40 degrees this week and we have to make sure we drink lots of water and stay out of the sun as best we can. Talking about water, that is our topic for this term and we have loads of exciting things planned. We are in the process of building / digging a huge map of the local rivers around us. Because the ground is so dry we have had to use lots of tools such as trowels, spades, even a small axe a pick axe for Fidza our oldest and strongest pupil ! We are mapping out the local rivers which are the Limpopo (which is right next to the school and where we saw the hippo from) the Migali, the Sashe and the Pitsane.
Water is very important here as it's what all these amazing animals survive on. We often see elephants splashing and trumpeting around in mud baths! We also see the animals looking sad and thin when the grass dries out and it hasn't rained for a while. At the moment it is the rainy season here and we are waiting for lots of rain to come. When it rains here it really really tips it down and then it gets super hot and sunny again !
We have also been scientists for the day and carried out an experiment to see which materials hold water the best this is because once we have dug our river out we hope to line it with the right material and fill it up.
Please let us know what topic you are looking at and please if you can tell us some interesting things about the water and weather in Britain. How often does it rain? Have you ever been in or seen a flood? Do you like lightning and thunder?
Thanks for looking .
Love Teacher Ellie
p.s. I will put some pictures of the river we are building and the children dressed as scientists up very soon!