Weaving a God's Eye
For our topic this term of 'Around the World', Miss Thurston taught us about the importance of God's Eyes within Mexican culture. The Ojo de Dios (Eye of God in Spanish) is woven with yarn and wood, often with several colours. We learned that, traditionally, they were created for celebrations or blessings. Some families would present it as a gift to others or provide it for the purpose of blessing a home. The weaving of a God's Eye is an ancient and spiritual practice for many indigenous peoples within South America.
During this lesson we learned many skills: weaving, patience, hand-eye-coordination, perseverance and teamwork.
If the children would like to try this again at home, then go to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBasu24q-xE&safe=active
On Tuesday 18th October we had a lovely visit from Mrs Sanders (Mr Sanders’ Mum). She told us lots about Evacuation in World War II. We had the experience of learning things we had never known before, such as how she occupied herself through the times of WWII.
We are very thankful that we could hear from a primary source of WWII and we learnt a lot about WWII that we didn’t already know.
Thank you Mrs Sanders from Year 6.