Year 6 – Food Technology Chocolate Truffles

Investigate

Year 6 began this project by learning about the role that chocolate played in the Mayan’s lives. Did you know they were one of the first civilisations to eat/drink chocolate? They used to add chilli to it!

We then explored the packaging of existing chocolates to see what the main ingredients in chocolate products are. We discussed allergens and different dietary requirements people may have and looked at a range of packaging to see how this has been designed with this in mind. We discovered that the main allergens were written in bold.

We had discussions about milk and why this ingredient might mean that chocolate is not always suitable for some people with allergies or who follow a vegan diet. We discussed alternatives to cows’ milk and how these can be used in chocolate recipes. We then did a mini taste test to see if we could tell the difference between chocolate containing milk and dairy-free chocolate. We discussed different flavours and textures.

We did some independent research into the process of making chocolate from bean to bar.

We taste-tested a range of chocolate products and completed hedonic sensory analysis and analysis of specific attributes. This was extremely exciting!

Year 2 are learning about Christian Symbols!

This week we have been learning about Christian symbols.

We started by looking at symbols that we already knew like McDonalds, recycling and Batman.

Next, we learnt which symbols are special to Christians.

Then, we discussed special places that Christians visit and learnt about churches with stained glass windows.

Finally, we created our own stained glass windows with Christian symbols.

Year 2 are learning how to create spreadsheets!

Year 2 have been working extremely hard in computing this half term. We have learnt about online safety, what algorithms are and how to create them and how to send emails.

This week we are learning about spreadsheets.

We had to listen really carefully and follow the step by step instructions.

We worked in pairs and with our teachers to create a spreadsheet using Purple Mash.

It was tricky to start with but we all persevered until we had created a spreadsheet that we could use.

Great work Year 2!

Where do different animals live?

This week in science we looked at animals and whether they live in hot or cold climates. We also discussed that different species of foxes live in both climates. We looked at why the Arctic fox was white so it can camouflage in the snow to sneak up on its prey or hide from predators. We acted this out and had a lot of fun!

Finding lots of different ways to balance.

This week we have had such good fun finding new ways to balance.We have used our balancing bikes and found new skills which have helped us move around safely.

We have used all our special equipment that we have in our amazing outdoor area to help us balance on our own.

We also had fun in the Sensory garden doing a sensory circuit. We all took it in turns to balance on our stomach and try and make it to the other side.We then had to stand up without falling and jump off the other end into a hoop.It was lots of fun. We also got the scooters out and enjoyed those too.

We found lots of exciting ways to balance this week and had lots of fun doing it.

Y4 Egyptian WOW Day!

Year 4 had and excellent end to their half term today taking part in our Ancient Egyptian Wow day! The children all came dressed up in their finest Egyptian clothing for a fun day of learning about Ancient Egypt.

Children made replicas of Tutunkhamun’s death mask, Egyptian jewellery, learned about the process of mummification, virtually explored Tutunkhamun’s tomb and learned how to scale up ancient illustrations of Egyptian Gods! We had a fantastic time and we are very proud of how hard you have worked this year so far – keep it up!

(L-R) Alisha, Grace, Summer and Evie with their fantastic costumes! 

 

Harrie and Issy creating their masks

 

Finished Tutunkhamun death masks

Mr Morgan and Mrs Hebden didn’t feel silly AT ALL! 

A super effort from all Y4, well done! 

Year 5 Greek Pottery Art Work

Year 5 have been looking at Greek pottery and the patterns and scenes that were painted on them. Using sketch pencils, they then created their own Greek pottery designs.

 

Some of our amazing artwork was even displayed in the pod!