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Seconds of soup!

posted 16 Oct 2017, 12:30 by Sian Granville

Today Y4/5 G went back into the kitchen to work on their improved recipes. With changes and tweaks, the children worked hard to make changes after they had reflected on their first recipes. Using their skills in chopping, peeling and dicing as well as the essential teamwork, they made five very different soups and enjoyed trying each other's new versions.
As always the children and I are hugely grateful to all the adults who came to support the children and worked so hard to help them - it is often said but always true that we cannot easily run activities like this without your help!


Spellings Week 6, Week commencing 13/10/17

posted 13 Oct 2017, 00:19 by Liam Hall

Y4/5 Incredible Soup!

posted 11 Oct 2017, 04:21 by Richard Hanks

Over the last week each Y4/5 class has made soup following recipes that have been carefully written in English lessons.

The children really developed their understanding of what makes for good instructions and also improved their food technology skills: chopping, measuring, cooking and serving.

It was a fantastic set of sessions with children working excellently in small groups. All of the soups were edible! And most were very tasty! But all of the recipes were improved upon during and after the cooking process, which was the point of the exercise.

A big thanks must go to all of the parent helpers who supported the children to get the most of of this opportunity.

Spellings Week 5, Week Commencing 8/10/18

posted 6 Oct 2017, 04:01 by Liam Hall

New Spellings, Week 4, Week Commencing 2/10/17

posted 28 Sep 2017, 06:46 by Liam Hall

Week 3 Spellings Week commencing 25/9/17

posted 22 Sep 2017, 00:15 by Liam Hall

Off to Weston Park

posted 21 Sep 2017, 09:33 by Caroline Simpson

This week we all enjoyed a fantastic visit to Weston Park Museum.  We split our day in two. For part of the day we had the chance to look in all the galleries and find out fascinating facts about history, cultures and the natural world. We were especially looking out for artefacts from Ancient Egypt.  We discovered that there are two real Ancient Egyptian mummies in their painted coffins in the museum.

During the other part of the day we learnt how the Ancient Egyptians prepared people for their journey into the afterlife. We even had the chance to make our own shabti dolls (which the Ancient Egyptians placed in their tombs to accompany them to the afterlife.)

Many thanks to the parents who came with us and helped the children explore the museum.

Teamwork, problem solving and Science!

posted 18 Sep 2017, 08:57 by Sian Granville

Using Lego construction kits Y4/5 is investigating the ways in which levers, pulleys and gears help us to harness different forces which can help us to lift and move large weights more easily. I was really impressed by the ability to follow the instructions and to problem solve, as you can see from the pictures. What do you do when your pulley won't lift a water bottle? Give up? Ask the teacher? No - work out your own solution by involving other pulleys. What do you do when your first attempts don't work or the model breaks? Give up? Sulk? No - rebuild it better and stronger. Well done Y4/5G!


Spellings Week Commencing 18/9/17

posted 15 Sep 2017, 00:22 by Liam Hall























Super first week in Year 4/5

posted 13 Sep 2017, 04:16 by Richard Hanks

We have been back at school for about a week and in Y4/5 we have  already been achieving excellence together (our school motto)!

We have engaged in lots of team-building activities, setting ourselves targets and goals for the year ahead and getting to grips with new learning such as the history and geography of Ancient Egypt. We have also taken the time to refresh and deepen our understanding of core ideas such as place value in maths, and hand writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar in English.

Half of the Y4s have started swimming and the rest of the year groups have started to learn a dance routine with Gemini dance!

Finally, there has been some very high quality learning at home that children have been keen to share with their teachers and peers.

What a great way to start the year, has it only been a week!

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