Grade 5 Assembly: By Danni, Max, Koby and Emma.
In our Struggle to Share Unit of Inquiry, we explored how animals and humans struggle to share natural resources such as food, water, and land. In our assembly we talked about the Nartional Parks of Mikumi and Udzungwa and the problems they have with the animals living so close to humans. Some examples are road kills, villagers who are deprived of crops because the animals eat them, trees being cut down for charcoal, lack of efficient water supplies, not enough natural habitat around Udzungwa and poachers killing animals for their ivory, skins and meat.
We’ve written letters to the Ministry of Land with our suggestions to help villagers, animals and other living things live in harmony around Mikumi, and Udzungwa. Some of our ideas were:
- To stop poachers entering the park and there could be check points on the main road.
- Educate villagers how important the wild life in the park is and how it can bring them money through tourism- create more jobs for Tanzanians.
- Tell the government to donate some money for strong fences to protect the villager’s crops.
- Keep track of who’s entering the National Parks and help stop poaching.
- More speed bumps/check speeds of cars to prevent road kills.
We even made movies to tell the school about this entire thing that happened and as well as the experiences we had in Mikumi and Udzungwa.
Miss Shonas class did some graph work which explained what sort of things people either packed or enjoyed doing at Mikumi. Did you know that some children ate 14 sausages whilst they were in Mikumi???
Mr. Ian’s class performed skits on how the Mikumi village children’s lives were very different from ours. The skits were great and really demonstrated how lucky we are. We loved the school bus they made.
Mrs. Anne’s class performed a folktale by M and then he read it. It was very cool and we all loved it. The class are going to translate their folk tale stories into English so that the Grade 4’s can take the books to Mikumi next year. We think that this is a very good idea!
Why Elephants Have Big Ears.
On the African savanna there was a giraffe eating happily. One day an elephant came along. He was a bully and he had small ears!
One day he annoyed the giraffe and the elephant liked doing this so he did it every day. One day the giraffe got very annoyed and shouted, “leave me alone!”
The giraffe pulled the elephants ears and said, ”Don’t annoy me anymore!”
But the elephant said, “No!”
The giraffe called another giraffe to pull the elephants other ear.
A couple of minutes later the elephant was in so much pain that finally he said, “OK I will be nice to everybody from today.
The giraffe stopped pulling the elephant’s ears but when the giraffe stopped pulling the elephants ears the elephant had big ears!
From that day the elephant has big ears!!
Mikumi Song for the Assembly
The lions hunt at night.
The impala run in fright.
The colobus monkeys play
Grade 5 hikes all day!!!!
Hiking was tiring
So very tiring
But we made it to the top.
It was splendid
That we all made it
So we decided to bop!
We went to visit When it’s your turn
A village school You’ll love Mikumi
Buckets of water we filled It’s such a fabulous trip
A game of footie You can’t help love
We tried out best Marvellous Mikumi
But drastically lost 2 – nil!!! It’ll make you do a back flip!