Students really wanted to make Pizza last term and we decided to make them for our Winter Warmer (Social with the rest of the Key Stage).This is held in the round house in the Rural Skills Area and is becoming a termly event.
We had done a range of tasks to choose what toppings we wanted to have on our pizzas. This included pineapple, mushrooms, peppers, ham, sweetcorn and chilli.
After students had chopped up and prepared their toppings they then had to assemble their pizzas. This meant spreading tomato puree and spreading cheese. Then they could add toppings of their choice. Making some extra ones for their Key Stage friends.
During Multi Faith Week our Religion to learn about was Judaism.
We explored religious items such as the Menorah, Kippah and Hebrew.
We joined the rest of Key Stage 3 for our Sukkot and share our Matzos and hummus.
Multi-faith week – Buddhism
Gold class celebrated Bodhi Day. Bodhi Day is an important day in the Buddhist calendar. It is a celebration of when Siddhartha Gautauma (Shakyamuni), who later became Buddha, experienced enlightenment while sitting under a Bodhi tree.
We made a Bodhi tree with heart shaped leaves and cookies in the shape of the leaves. We all listened to Buddhist music and chanting and shared vegetarian foods to celebrate Bodhi Day.
Autumn term topic is “What if” I worked on a ………….
Some of the Gold class students have experienced working on a farm and in the school allotment.
They have carried out a variety of jobs and worked with different animals.
This week we have been working on our topic What if?…… a little bit more.
Our students have been working very hard on imagining What life would be like if they were Super heroes or mice or a pokemon character or a penguin. One student chose R2D2. Another student chose a Skeleton.
We have been making penguin cakes which each student decorated by making models of penguins out of fondant icing.
Have a good week everyone!
Alex helped with this Blog.
Welcome back to the start of the new term. We hope you all have had a fabulous summer holidays.
This term the staffing in our class is as follows
Helen Baxter – Teacher
Debbie – D Grade. Carolyne, Vicki and Krissie – Teaching Assistants. Coleen Kelly – Meal time assistant .
This term our topic is “What If?……”
Some of the questions that we have been asking are:-
“What if …..you were a mouse, or a monster, or a lion?
Owen says “…..If I was a mouse I would eat worms, wear Sunglasses and read books”
“If I was a mouse I will need a friend called Patchy. He is Blue”
Our topic in Science is forces. We have been looking at pushing and pulling.
Photographs of what we have been doing will be posted over the next few weeks.
Just a reminder that PE is on a Wednesday afternoon and we would be grateful if all students could have a named PE kit in school as sometimes it gets confusing with lots of PE kits around!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ring the class before 9.00 am if possible. or between 10.30 and 11.00.
Red class trip to Waie2Play
We all had so much fun we have written below our favourite bits and some of us have said why!
LD loved the ball pool area
AVT said ‘ I loved playing with all the balls and shooting them at the wall – it was fun!’
AP went on the slide lots of times with the adults!
DL loved lying out of his chair in the soft play area
KW said that he loved the big dark slide because it was soooo fast!
HB said the trip was fantastic and he loved the green slide
On Monday Green Class went to The World of Country Life, Exmouth.
We all had a fantastic time.
We visited the ball park area and bouncy castle. We had a picnic lunch.
We went on the Deer Train and fed the animals. LLamas, Deer and Sheep. They came right up to the Deer Train and ate out of our hands! We were very careful to wash our hands afterwards!
We looked around the farmyard and were able to go into the enclosure where the sheep were kept and got very close to them.
We then went on the Big Pirate Ship. We finished off the day by eating icecreams!
In Blue Class we have continued our work learning about the world.
We have learnt about flags and designed our own flag using favourite colours, pictures and shapes. We have made a pretend passport and thought about where we would like to go on holiday.
Some students have been particularly interested in using Google Earth – we even used it to see Niagara falls.
Cooking continues to be a favourite activity – we have made traditional English scones, Coconut Barfi from India, banana bread and Brigadeiros from Brazil.
Making coconut barfi – an Indian coconut sweet
Rolling out the dough
Cutting out scone shapes
Working together, using weighing and measuring skills and following a recipe