September 26, 2014
Olympic Medal Table
As part of our RE topic, the children have been learning about the Qur'an. In order to take our learning further, we invited Mrs Akeel and Mrs Yusof to talk to us about the holy book. Our visitors were able to talk about what the Qur'an means to believers of Islam and how they use it in their daily lives.
As part of their presentation, the children were able to enjoy looking at different versions of the Qur'an as well as looking at out religious artefacts associated with the Islamic faith. The children followed up the visit by writing an explanation text about this special book.
This half term, during English lessons, Year 3 and 4 are learning all about recipes. An important part of this was making sure that the children were given the opportunity to do some cooking of their own. After identifying the different features of recipes and talking about the impact they have on the reader, the children were asked to work in small groups, using the Banana Bites recipe, to prepare the delicious treat. The children had great fun covering their Banana Bites in delicious chocolate and choosing between colourful sprinkles or desiccated coconut. What a tasty lesson!
With the help of an amazingly informative workshop, led by Marc Barkman-Astles, an archaeologist from Archaeosoup Productions, the children from lower key stage two were introduced to what life was like during prehistoric times. Marc brought history to life with his entertaining presentation! Using a wide range of props, artefacts and activities, he enthused the children about their Ages Ago topic. There was much to learn and enjoy! Highlights of the session were: producing cave paintings using chalk, trying to make Stone Age tools and using drama to explore the key features of the period. The children laughed and learned! The session ended with a question and answer session where it was obvious that the children were intrigued about what they had just listened to and wanted to find out more.
September 25, 2014
Things get Spicy
Before we can write, we must eat! Today, Mrs Akeel kindly came into Wardley Primary School to teach the children of Year 3 and 4 how to cook perfect Pakoras. Yum! Once the children had enjoyed the cooking demonstration, they were able to taste the delicious, spicy treat. Their job now is to write an accurate and detailed recipe, based on what they saw, which will help others to recreate this taste sensation in their own kitchens. Let's hope their writing will be as enjoyable to read as the Pakoras were to eat.