The children have loved singing this wide range of songs, so please enjoy them 🙂
Merlins and Ospreys have thoroughly enjoyed their topic this term in learning about chocolate: where it originated from and how it is made today. They formed companies, carried out surveys and research before designing and then making their own brand of chocolate: they also designed and made bags for the chocolate. Their hard work culminated in a chocolate market in which they were able to purchase each other’s chocolates. As you can see from the photos, it was a huge success and a great experience enjoyed and supported by all.
A very merry Christmas from all the staff at Anston Greenlands. Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2021.
What a fantastic afternoon Merlins and Ospreys had today, in a virtual classroom workshop with chocolatiers from Hotel Chocalat. The children learned about how cacao is grown, where it is grown, how chocolate is made and how it is turned into the different chocolate products that are sold.
The children got to experience having the important job of tasting chocolate and were given a variety of chocolate batons to try. Children then got to take a Hotel Chocolat goodie bag home 🙂
What a great and tasty learning experience we had!
What a busy and exciting few weeks we’ve just had, launching our new topic as well as getting familiar with our new routines. Children in Merlins and Ospreys have settled in really well and are enjoying their new topic (and who wouldn’t), which is all about Chocolate!
We started with a Topic Launch Day, where we got to taste and compare cacao beans and milk chocolate, produced some lovely artwork of chocolate packaging, performed some drama based on our new class novel and worked through some chocolate-related maths problems: we had a great day.
The children have, since then, been learning about the history of chocolate. They got to taste some hot chocolate, but not hot chocolate as we know it; the recipe was based on the hot chocolate the Ancient Mayans drank – very different, as you will see from the reactions on some of the children’s faces! 🙂
We’ve also been studying atlases, to locate countries where the cacao bean is grown: this has led us to learn about the different continents and climates.
In Science, we are learning about States of Matter: the children enjoyed ‘being particles’ (solid, liquid and gas) outside in the playground.