After receiving a strange and worrying message from future Mr Wirth on Monday about how our planet is in danger, all children in school had no option but to act quickly. In the video, Mr Wirth talked about how the climate is suffering and that we must save the bees at all costs. At first, we were slightly confused but after doing lots of research, we understood the importance of bees. From this, Merlins and Ospreys decided to make a bee friendly garden, planting bee friendly plants and making our own bee hotels from reused tin cans. We also took on the challenge of investigating our schools’ approach to reducing, reusing and recycling. In Merlins, we made a Newsround clip documenting our findings about reducing the amount of paper towels used in school, and in Ospreys we took pictures and made posters to inform people about all the different items that can be reused in school and the importance of doing so. Merlins also investigated the recycling that we do in school.
The week has been really eye opening for the whole school and the children have taken on the challenge brilliantly!
What a wow day we had!
To kick off our Autumn term, Merlins and Ospreys took part in some great activities that allowed them to get into our Roman topic. From designing mosaics to chariot racing, to even investigating Roman toilets! Since the wow day, the children have shown great enthusiasm and interest in their topic and have produced some outstanding pieces of work. We are extremely proud of both classes!
Chariot racing on our Wow Day!
After researching all about Roman food and the fabulous feasts and banquets, it seemed only right to have a go at making some traditional Roman food ourselves. Each class prepared a range of dishes, including, farro soup, Roman spelt bread and honey cakes. To wash down the delicious dishes, an iced Roman punched was also made.
In groups, the children took it in turns to chop, slice and dice, as well as stir, knead and zest. The children loved taking on this cooking challenge and overall created some tasty dishes. When tasting the dishes, each child had their own analysis sheet and were able to evaluate each dish. This was a great way for the children to think of improvements and to prepare for our real Roman feast.
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.