Our Design and Technology Project this term was to design and make a breakfast pot using healthy ingredients like yogurt, oats, fresh fruit and dried fruit. This started off with discussions on where our food comes from. Does it come from a plant source or animal?
No food project is complete with taste testing!
Our eager tasters had samples of strawberry, dried apricot, mixed berries, banana, canned mandarin, canned peaches and different flavours of yogurt to choose from.
Finally the children were able to design their own breakfast based upon their taste test and make it themselves using the safe and correct way to chop up fruit. See the little chef's in action below.
Impact: The children were immersed Design and Technology, discussing food sources and where ingredients come from. It was also an opportunity for them to evaluate their own daily breakfast choices and consider other foods that they have tried. They were introduced to the terms 'fresh', 'frozen', 'canned' and 'dried'.
Many pupils bravely tried the different foods for the first and talked about their preferences.
We demonstrated how to handle food safely and the simple preparation of the ingredients meant that children were able to layer their breakfast pot ingredients independently.
Afterwards, pupils tasted and evaluated their breakfast creations, thinking about how they could improve the taste and texture of their breakfast pots.
What will your little chefs create in the kitchen this weekend?
We are learning how to read with good volume and expression.
On the Ning Nang Nong Where the Cows go Bong! and the monkeys all say BOO! There's a Nong Nang Ning Where the trees go Ping! And the tea pots jibber jabber joo. On the Nong Ning Nang All the mice go Clang And you just can't catch 'em when they do! So its Ning Nang Nong Cows go Bong! Nong Nang Ning Trees go ping Nong Ning Nang The mice go Clang What a noisy place to belong is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!
At the end of a busy week of Phonics Screening, our energetic learners enjoyed the grand finale of History workshops run by the Heritage Museum Centre. During the day, the children enjoyed investigating many different toys of the past. As part of our historical enquiry, we thought about whether we preferred modern toys to those of the past. It was exciting and there were so many new skills that we tried out with the interesting toy collections. Here are a few snapshots...
Selection of old dolls
Noah's Ark, Zoetropes and Flick books
Solitaire (marbles) and swinging skittles
Hoop and stick and skipping ropes
Red, painted wooden soldiers
Wooden building blocks
Other wooden toys
Here is some writing about our day:
Impact: The children investigated Victorian toys and old fashioned games by learning the rules and playing with friends. They compared these toys with their own modern toys and found some similarities and differences. Children used their knowledge of everyday materials and questioning skills. E.g. We still have yo-yos today, but they are not just made of wood. Modern yo-yos are also made of plastic which was not around during the Victorian times.