Hurrah, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are almost upon us!
With the opening ceremony just 31 days away, Sunnyside School is celebrating this international multi-sport event by naming all classes in the school after some of the participating nations.
As the Reception Class will now be referred to as 'Ghana Class' for the duration of the games, Mrs Very Jolly was very keen today to seek out some interesting facts about this sub-Saharan country. So where better thought she, than to start with the little learners themselves.
It is an established fact that little learners everywhere know absolutely everything about absolutely everything. With that in mind, Mrs Very Jolly began her fact finding quest by asking the little learners in her class if they knew where Ghana was in the world. As quick as a grasshopper in a Formula 1 racing car, a little hand shot into the air with it's exuberant owner shouting out to the group that Ghana was near the library!
This then seemed to open up an enormous can of worms, as a rather heated debate erupted amongst the little learners as to the actual whereabouts of Ghana. As some little learners agreed that Ghana was near the library, others were adamant it was next to the theatre. One particular little learner said he'd seen it by the zoo, whereas another argued that it was "up north".
Whilst Mrs Very Jolly was encouraged by the latter suggestion of "up north", as it did at least venture off the Isle of Wight and on to the mainland, she still felt that she needed to give the little learners a helping hand, by whipping out her whizzy world globe in order to pinpoint Ghana's exact position on the map.
However, the very idea of popping in to Ghana after returning one's books to the library, seemed an excellent one as far as Mrs Very Jolly was concerned .
Isle of World
Say you wanna go to Ghana,
You don't have to go by plane,
You just turn right at the library
And head on down the lane.
When you reach the theatre,
Ghana stares you in the face,
You honestly can't miss it,
It's such a massive place!
When you've had enough of Ghana,
Just continue down the lane,
Simply walk around the corner
And you'll find yourself in Spain!
If you go a little further,
And when you have the chance,
Walk directly past the zoo,
And then you'll be in France.
If you're feeling tired and hungry
And you need a cuppa tea,
Catch the number thirty bus,
And ask for Germany.
When it's getting near to bedtime
And you wanna head back home,
Don't turn left at the pet shop,