This term in Funky Foods the children have been looking at packaging and advertising. They have explored the different types of packing available and the impact this has on the environment and the KS2 children have looked at the tricks the media uses when selling us products.
Alongside this they have looked into where our food comes from and how it is grown. With Year 5 visiting the Bohemia Walled Garden to plant for vegetables and herbs.
Year 1 created some delicious Rainbow Fruit Kebabs and a still lemonade
Today, we had a visit from Chartwells (our catering providers) who put on a workshop ‘The Queen came to Tea’ to educate us on table manners and etiquette. Children learnt the correct and polite way in which to hold their cutlery, sit at a table and eat in a polite manner. We discussed how we leave our cutlery and plates at the end of a meal. The children loved it particularly the cheese sandwich!
To finish off our learning about ‘Light and Dark’ the children made their own shadow puppets. Most of the children chose to make a character out of Iron Man and tell the story. We had a great time and learnt how opaque objects block the light causing a shadow. The children went on to learn how they could make the shadow larger and smaller by moving the torch.
To introduce our new learning journey this week we started by learning how to take down notes and then we used this skill to write and draw about the surprise packages on our desks. Some of the items seemed very strange and we are still unsure of what they are.
We are building on our knowledge of the Stone Age and are looking forward to learning about the Iron Age.
On Monday, we visited the Hastings Museum for our stunning starter into out topic for term 4 – The Celts. After the success of the LEGO hub children were super excited to be heading back there. When we arrived we looked at different artifacts from the paleolithic, mesolithic, neolithic, bronze age and iron age. Children were able to see how as time changed so did the tools and resources available. Once we had looked at our artifacts we began our art work which explored patterns from around the museum. We drew our patterns on top of one another to create a better effect when it came to using a kaleidoscope app on an iPad to finish our piece. The children were brilliant, very engaged and excellent behaviour, as usual. Well done Jade class !