As part of Black History Month, Year 2 have been enjoying hearing Anansi Folktales. Did you know Anansi tales originate from the West Africa, but the most well-known ones are from Ghana? Anansi means ‘spider’ in Akan which is spoken by many Ghanaians.
Anansi stories often have a hidden message and so far we have enjoyed listening to ‘Anansi and his Eight Skinny Legs’ and ‘Anansi and the Horse’. Yesterday, we made our very own Anansi spiders and acted out the story.
Year 2 are also enjoying voting daily for our end of day story. We have a wide selection of books to choose from that have been giving the children the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month by learning about the experiences, cultures and histories of many different people.
Please check out the photos!