Woolton Pie

Today, the children in Year 5 have been cooking Woolton Pie as part of their World War 2 work.  Having watched how to make this, they wrote their own recipe which they had to follow in order to make the pie.  As a class, different groups had the opportunity to peel and chop various vegetables.  The children then made a potato pastry by grating potatoes into a homemade pastry mix.  This was then laid on top of the pie and cooked in the oven.  At the end of the day, the children had the opportunity to taste the pie.

Editing Stations

In Years 6 and 4, the pupils have been visiting editing stations to help to improve their writing.  They all get the chance to travel with their writing books to different stations, including Punctuation Place, Adverbial Circus and Spelling Square and spend 5 minutes at each platform.  During this time, the children use their purple polishing pens to edit and improve their writing, focusing on different skills both peer assessing and working individually.  The children then move on to a different station to improve a different area of their writing.  The children have really enjoyed using this method of editing and it has really helped to improve their writing too!

Year 4 Homework Projects

This half term, the Year 4 class book has been How To Train Your Dragon.  During this time, the children have been carrying out homework projects based on this theme.  The children are now beginning to bring their work into school and they really have worked well to develop their ideas around the theme.  Here are a few of the projects which they have brought in.

Internet Safety Day

Today throughout the school, we have been learning about how to stay safe online and when using different technologies.  Each class have carried out different activities, from learning about the impact of our digital footprint, to understanding how to stay safe when using different apps, computer games and online messaging services.

We have also watched different videos and listened to music to help us to understand the topic too.  Below are some resources for both parents and pupils about how we can stay safe when online.  Please take time to share and discuss the following links at home:

Who Do You Share Your Details With? (Song)

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew (Childnet)

Kidsmart – Parent Guide (Childnet)

Net Aware – A Parents’ Guide To Apps Your Child Is Using (NSPCC)

ThinkYouKnow Website

Internet Matters – Advice for parents of 6-10 year olds

Internet Matters – Advice for parents of 11-13 year olds

Internet Matters – Social Networking in Online Gaming

Internet Matters – PDF Resources and Guides for Parents

1918 War Cake

In Year 4, we have been learning how to make 1918 war cake.  This was a fruit cake, containing sultanas, raisins, cinnamon and cloves, which was popular one hundred years ago.  Before we made it, many of us thought that we would not like it. We had to write and follow our own recipe for this, having seen it being demonstrated by Mr Rodgers first.  Once we made it, we had the opportunity to taste the cake.  Many  of us thought that it was delicious and we look forward to making it at home!

Year 3 Flapjack

In Year 3, we have been making flapjack.  We watched how flapjack was made and wrote our own recipes to make this.  We then made our own flapjack in class.  We really enjoyed this and hope to have a go at home too!

Year 1 Sewing

This week, the Year 1’s have been practicing their sewing skills!

We have started our DT work on puppets and Miss Cope thought it would be a good idea to have a ‘practice sew’ first.

We used coloured Binca, plastic needles and wool and had a go at a running stitch. It was quite tricky at first but once we got the hang of it we were quite good.

We have now started our puppets too and once we have all sewn the material together we can decorate them following our designs we did last week.

Traction Man Is Here – Year 1 Writing

After reading (and really enjoying!) ‘Traction Man is Here’ by Mini Grey, Year 1 have written their own Traction Man adventure.

There were lots of horrible villains like Evil Glue Sticks, Wicked Pillows and Professor Pencil who all captured unsuspecting victims like Barbie Dolls, Super Scissors and Mr Whiteboard. All of our stories were set in our classroom – hence the influence of stationary!! Luckily, Traction Man was on hand to save the day!

Miss Cope was so impressed with the quality of the children’s writing, she saw lots of evidence of capital letters, full stops, conjunctions and lots of lovely joined handwriting.

Well done Year 1 – you have ALL worked really hard!!