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.