We really enjoyed having Rosie and Jane from Greatworth Hall farm in today to talk to us about British farming. They spoke to us about their farm being an arable farm and having sheep, pigs and chickens. It was great to also learn more about where our food comes from and that there is a person behind all the food we buy.
We really enjoyed working through another practical action challenge today as a scientific experiment. We had to devise a system that could carry tomatoes from the top of a mountain to the bottom without the tomatoes getting squashed, just like they would in Nepal. We then tested them from a height using pulleys and levers.
We really enjoyed having a real scientist in today for science week showing us different experiments. We learnt about fire, explosions, gravity, aerodynamic and being streamlined and were able to see them in action in various scientific activities. It was great fun seeing how each scientific theory was shown practically!
This week, we have been focusing on writing recipes in our Literacy lessons. In order to prepare ourselves for writing the recipes, we got to bake some healthy muesli balls. We had to follow the instructions carefully to make sure our mixture was the right consistency and our final product was what we wanted.
We have then looked at the different features needed in a recipe in order to be able to write our own. We created our own success criteria to help us remember what we need to include in our recipes in addition to remembering all the steps involved.
We really enjoyed acting out different parts of our new book James and the giant peach. We had to imagine that we were James and consider how he would have reacted to each part of our story so far. Facial expressions were another thing that we had to really think about to try and portray his emotions.