Fantastic Fun, Whatever the Weather at Quarry Bank Mill.
On Tuesday 25th April, Year 3 and 4 journeyed back in time to the 1800's to discover what life was like for children working as apprentices in a thriving cotton industry. The children arrived in their authentic costume ready to work and be schooled just like an apprentice child. They were stunned to find out children their age would be expected to work in such dangerous conditions for well over 12 hours a day. Never mind go to the toilet under their own bed!
As part of our topic we are exploring how water has had such an impact on our lives today. If it was not for the force water supplies, Quarry Bank Mill would never have existed.
The children and adults had a wonderful day, were impeccably behaved and want to go back tomorrow!
Circle Time: Group Responsibility
During circle time today we discussed one of our Lighthouse Values: Group responsibility.
We were given a roll of foil and had to build the tallest tower we could. After we reflected on how we worked collaboratively and what we should and could do differently to produce a greater outcome. We decided we need to talk, plan, listen to all ideas and not rush into the task. Next week we are going to look at different roles in group tasks and how we ensure everyone contributes.
Scrumptious Vegetable Curry
Monday afternoon cooking again! Today we looked at typical dishes from India. We made a vegetable curry containing; potatoes, carrot, courgette, broccoli, onion and parsnip. We measured, cut and peeled our ingredients and practised our understanding of fractions as we worked. While the curry was cooking we made a raita to serve with our curry and naan bread.
Try this tricky fraction question: If you cut a courgette into 8 pieces what fraction have you made? If you then use a quarter of your courgette , how many eighths have you used?
Italian and Mexican Cuisine
On Monday 6th February our class explored Italy and Mexico through delicious food. We all made our own pizza starting with a non yeast dough. We had to kneed the dough and then shape it to the correct size. After the base was created we added our own bespoke toppings. You could choose from; ham, sweetcorn, mushroom, pepper, pineapple, olives, cheddar cheese and mozzarella. We thought they were delicious and will definitely be trying them at home.
We we then made 3 different Mexican dips: mixed bean salad, guacamole and salsa. This involved lots of chopping with sharp knives so we had to be very careful and listen to our adults. Miss Vose gave us all tortilla chips to try the dips. The salsa was very spicy!
We would like to thank all the adults for helping us as we couldn't have done it without you.
Celebrating Chinese Culture
As this weekend is Chinese New Year, Year 3 and 4 have been celebrating by learning new information about China. Today we had to find China on a map and learn key facts about religion. Also, we had a Chinese newspaper to read, a new zodiac calendar to look at, lychees to taste and lemon grass and ginger to look at and smell!
Celebrating Chinese New Year - Stir Fry Making.
Today Year 3/4 all worked together to make a Tofu Stir Fry. They had to follow a recipe, cut and peel the ingredients, use equipment to cook the stir fry and of course enjoy eating it once it had been made. The children loved it and were full of ideas as to how they could adapt it if they were to make it again. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our helpers for making it such a great success. Check out the pictures underneath.
Telling the Time
In Maths we have been learning to tell the time. This is game has been really helpful, why not try having a go at home.
This half term our topic is Healthy Eating. We have been looking at what makes a healthy and balanced diet, as well as different groups and what each food group does for our body. On Monday we were challenged to make a healthy but unique sandwich, inspired by www. funkylunch.com. The results were amazing and incredibly tasty. Have a look for yourselves!
Welcome to Miss Vose and Mrs Simmonds' Class!
Miss Vose teaches us on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Simmonds teaches us on a Thursday and Friday.
Isabel and Oliver are our school councilor and make sure our school continues to get better and better.
We have learnt so much this year about Roald Dahl, his amazing books and what an inspirational man he was! Did you know he was a WW2 spy?
We spent a whole week immersed in Roald Dahl creative activities such as; Performing a scence from Matilda, a treasure hunt fact find about Roald Dahl the man, baking revolting recipe cakes, dressing up in character, created a dream rainbow and textile peaches.
Miss Vose's Maths Group- Halving
Today in maths we found a really good game to help us learn and practise our instant recall of halving numbers to 20. Please find the link below;