21.6.2024 Meals and money!

Chocolate: Have you wondered how this mouth-watering food is made? This week, in English, we wrote explanation texts on how chocolate is made.   We developed our knowledge on the multi-step, fascinating chocolate-making process and the stages of harvesting, roasting, grinding, mixing and moulding. Children wrote effective opening and closing paragraphs, detailed and clear explanation texts, made formal vocabulary choices and included the correct layout and language features of explanation texts.

On Tuesday, we had our second lesson with the Saracens Foundation team. Through various activities, the children discussed the different food groups and where our food comes from.  They then played games focusing on teamwork and developing their skills and techniques for the tag rugby sessions!

Our D.T. lesson also focused on the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle in everyday life. This week, we learnt how bread products are an important part of a balanced diet and can be eaten in different ways. Children worked in groups, used the healthy eating pyramid and designed a set of healthy meals.

In order to make the meals though, we need to be able to pay for the ingredients! In Maths, we calculated with money and solved a variety of money problems. Furthermore, we learnt how to plan a simple budget. Children understood the importance of planning and keeping track of spending and saving, read and interpret simple financial documents and used simple financial information to plan and manage a basic budget.

This week in science, we have been learning about the development of babies and toddlers. We examined data showing the typical growth in height and weight for boys and girls. The children plotted the data points and compared the information. Interestingly, we discovered that boys and girls generally weigh the same at birth, but boys tend to gain slightly more weight after the first month. Similarly, boys and girls are usually born the same height, but boys tend to grow taller at a slightly faster rate. We also explored the milestones that babies reach in their first year, such as smiling, recognising their parents, sitting, crawling, and walking.