Saturday, 11 October 2014

Week beginning 6.10.2014

It's be a fantastic week, full of creative learning!

On Monday, Dr Andrews came in to teach the children more about digestion. They matched the parts of the digestive system with each function and then saw a demonstration showing what bile does to fats. The olive oil (bile) broke down the margarine much faster than the water.

This week in Art the children, inspired by Henry Moore's WW2 tunnel sketches, created living sculptures. They used their ideas to bring the drawings to life and they worked really well to get into the characters of the people they portrayed. We then chose individual people in the sculpture to share what they were thinking and feeling. The children talked about feeling protected, vulnerable, scared and unsure of the future. Thank you for the blankets, as you can see they were a powerful prop!

On Wednesday the children brought special souvenirs from home.These helped them to write some amazing poems about some special times in their lives. We had a whole range of souvenirs - from pebbles on beach to a t-shirt to a road sign! The final poetry will be shared with you on parent's evening. We hope you enjoy them!

On Thursday the children learned more about rationing. They began the day by calculating the ingredients required for the whole class to make wartime eggless fruit cakes. Using a set of instructions, they then worked brilliantly in teams to prepare their fruit cakes, which were baked in the school ovens. After they had cooled, the children were able to taste what they had made and compare them with shop bought fruit cake. Hopefully they also brought you home some of their own to taste!

There were a number of different opinions in the class, as to whether they preferred the wartime fruit cake recipe or the shop bought fruit cake!

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