After learning about some of the traditional foods eaten in India, Benjamin had great fun at home yesterday making naan bread. He worked like a Team Ant with his mummy and very kindly brought us in some to try. It was very yummy.
After Eric crash landed his spaceship in our playground at the beginning of September, we have spent a lot of time figuring out where the map he left behind is of. The map showed a place called Leodis and we have since found out that this is what Leeds used to be called.
We enjoyed going into Leeds City Centre yesterday so we could see in person some of the buildings we have learnt about.
Our first stop was Leeds City Museum. Here we found out that it was designed by a famous architect called Cuthbert Broderick. We later found out that he also designed Leeds a Town Hall and the Corn Exchange.
We enjoyed going into the museum and finding out more about what life in a Leeds used to be like.
After this, we sketched the outside of the building, looking carefully at Broderick’s interesting design,,,
After this, we walked to Leeds Town Hall. What a large building this is! We found out that Broderick won a competition to design this building when he was 29. We noticed that there are four lions outside and 14 pillars.
We walked to Leeds Bridge where we saw the river Aire.
We then went to the Corn Exchange where we found out what this building was used for and how it got its name.
We acted out the farmers bringing to corn to be examined by the merchants.
Thank you to those of you who came to our celebration this afternoon. It really does make it a lot more special having you there to share our learning. As you can see, the children have worked very hard over the fortnight and have produced some excellent pieces of work.
We have all enjoyed working with Mrs Walker over the fortnight to make some delicious cupcakes.
To make sure that our cupcakes yummy, it was important that we weighed out the ingredients carefully using the weighing scales. Mrs Walker explained to us that the small ‘g’ on the scales actually stands for grams. We weighed out 100g of sugar and flour. After this, we carefully cracked open two eggs and added this to our mixture.
We are looking forward to decorating these on Friday and of course, sampling them.
After learning about Ken-te-strips yesterday, Macy was very excited to show off her dress from Ghana…
We spent this morning sequencing the main points of the story before beginning our own story board to show these events.
We had an exciting yet busy afternoon. We used the oil pastels to draw a spider’s web, thinking carefully about the shapes and designs. After using a water wash, we had lots of fun using the plasticine to make banana leaves which we used to print onto our webs. It was important that we thought carefully about the shape of a banana leaf as in the story, the wonderful web was found on a banana tree.
Some of us had another go at weaving. Although this was quite tricky at first, we are finding it easier with a bit more practise.
After this, we did some sewing. Lots of us were definitely like Tough Tortoise as sewing isn’t easy! Thank you to Debora, who was a Helpful Hen by helping those around her when she felt more confident herself.