Stone Age Food Tasting

Amethyst Class

We had a morning of trying different foods that would have been eaten in the Stone Age the children enjoyed sampling, berries, creamed cheese, flat bread and apples.  They of course at a lot of meat.  They started to cook their meat in the middle period (mesolithic) of the Stone Age.

 

Kebabs with year 5

Today in Funky Foods the Year 5 children made vegetable kebabs. They chopped the various ingredients, including onions, peppers, mushrooms and halloumi cheese using bridge and claw grips. They made courgette ribbons and threaded the ingredients onto wooden skewers.

They even cleaned up after themselves taking it in turns to wash down the tables.

Once grilled, they had a chance to try their kebabs with some flatbreads. The kebabs were a hit!!

Cooking with Year 3

Today in Funky Foods the year 3’s made bread rolls and vegetable soup.

They learnt how to safely use a swivel peeler and cut vegetables using the bridge and claw grips.

Once the soup had cooled they were able to analyse the appearance, smell, taste and texture. There were lots of children eager for a second helping and all of them will be bringing the recipes home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acting in Role

Today in Jade class we have been learning to infer from illustrations. We had the chance to act out a page in our story ‘Ug Boy’ and create our own conversations based on how we thought the characters would be feeling and what they might say. The children were brilliant and we could not stop laughing at some of their brilliant impressions!

Election Fever at Christ Church!

On Monday 18th November 2019, Christ Church held our own election. Children in Year 4 had worked for 3 months on completing various tasks including creating their own political parties, writing manifestos, writing and filming party political broadcasts and creating bunting and other decorations designed to advertise their party to the rest of the school.

On election day the children from year 4 canvassed their peers on the playground during morning break, and then in the afternoon they manned the polling station and carried out the counting of votes.

The children were incredibly proud of their efforts, and it was great to see the whole school buzzing with Election Fever!

 

Children voting at the ballot box.

Year 4 children taking names and handing out ballot papers.

Crowd control in the corridor leading to the Polling Station

Staff and pupils from Year 3 queuing up to vote.

Miss Joslin exercises her democratic right.

Noah guarding the ballot box.

Lily-May and Sienna get ready to mark the names of the next group of children.

Mr Ball casting his vote.

Year 4 Trip to Old Roar Gill

On Friday 15th November, Year 4 visited Old Roar Gill as part of our learning about Rivers for Term 2.

The children loved following the river up to its source, and were really impressed by the scenery as we waded through the mud on our way up the hill.

 

Thank you to those parents who braved the mud and rain to help out on our trip!

 

Globetrotters Stunning Starter

This term, we will be looking at the continent of Africa in our Learning Adventure. As part of our stunning starter, we looked at unidentified wooden items from Sierra Leone and had to suggest ideas about what they could tell us about that country. Another activity was to look at letters written to our school from children in Sierra Leone – we thought that they were very artistic! We also showed what we already know about continents by labelling and sticking them to a blue balloon to represent the globe. One of the activities was to investigate using an atlas. To link with our wider theme of Globetrotters, we were challenged to learn how to say hello in as many different languages as possible.  We noticed that some languages have a very similar way of saying hello. At another table, we looked at photographs and were asked to say which were of Africa – at the end we discovered that they were all of Africa. Finally, we had an opportunity to share the connections that we have with other places around the world and where we would like to visit in the future.

Written by Pearl Class