Anglo Saxon Day

We researched the life of an Anglo Saxon character. We dressed like them, and we played a chance game to see how they might have settled here. We investigated a mobius band. Was this how Hengist and Horsa tricked King Vortigern into winning more land in Kent? We researched and copied Saxon art and jewellery. We used ipads to create a video blog and we listened to a Saxon saga.

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International day – Year 6 go healthy ITALIANO!

Using a range of fresh ingredients, we worked in our groups to InventOur own alternative to a basic spaghetti bolognese (cooked for us by Miss Carrahar.) our meat/alternative selection included: beef mince, pork mince, turkey mince, quorn mince and vegetables.

Our pasta/alternative included tagliatelle, butternut squash, courgette, wholemeal spaghetti and carrot.

We could choose from a range of vegetables, oils, flavourings and herbs. We planned and cooked our recipes ourselves under supervision.

In addition, we were taught how to make ‘galettes’ an alternative to pizza. Again, we had a choice of ingredients. We had enough bolognese left over to feed Year 3!

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International Day

Reception class celebrated International Day.  We focused on France and children really enjoyed their day.

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First we located France on the map and looked at two famous landmarks, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

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We made hats with the flag of France, le Tricolore, red, white and blue.

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A doll and teddies were used to tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, in the French language!  Boucle D’Or et Les Trois Ours.  Children could role play the story using the props in the home corner, or small world play using a fabric house and felt characters.

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Crepes (pancakes) were made ready for our Teddy Bears’ Picnic on the afternoon.

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Our teddies were invited to the picnic and we all wore our hats.  We enjoyed sampling typical French food such as baguettes,crepes, croissants au chocolat et jus d’orange . We practised some French words, ‘ je voudrais’,  ‘s’il vous plait’ et  ‘merci’.

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Some of us played ‘Find the teddies’ game where we listed the French names of the teddies we found.  Others drew their  teddy and we guessed which teddy matched the pictures.

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At last we sang our favourite French songs.  Ask your child if they can sing these songs for you at home.

‘Nonour, nonours’    ‘Dix dans le lit’     ‘Bonjour, bonjour’       ‘Alouette’

‘La tete, les epaules…’       ‘Je peux sauter’       ‘L’arc en ciel’        ‘Un, deux, trois…’

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Finally we took our teddies home to bed.  Good night.  ‘Bonne nuit’.

Chinese New Year Feast!

Today, the 27th of January 2017. Year 6 experimented making healthy foods inspired by Chinese dishes. We made all different sorts of dishes including: a Chinese Mess (chicken salad, with a touch of garlic.)  Also a dish named The Noodle Surprise (containing delicious prawns and chicken, with a touch of  ginger and garlic). And other fabulous meals, that our staff have tried and tasted. We had five teams of six, and ended up working very well together and produced  wonderful meals. We are very grateful that our outstanding teacher Mrs. Carahar had bought all of our supplies to prepare our dish.

 

By Jessica and Amy