Our Trip to Wagamama
"That was amazing, I cant believe we got to do all of that!"
A direct quote from one of our Year 5 children after their trip to Wagamama.
Upon arrival, Year 5 were gifted goodie bags that also contained aprons and chef hats. Once we were suitably dressed, we were taught were the ingredients had come from and the importance of fresh produce. Our Year 5 children were then able to make their own fresh fruit juice and Yasai sobar noodles. Whilst the chefs were cooking our food for us, we had time to learn how to use chop sticks and some of us even took part in a 'chop stick' race.
Once our food was cooked, we all sat down together and a lot of us tried food that we had never had before, including tofu.
Our Trip to Pizza Express
As part of our Food technology unit, where we will be making a bolognese sauce and our Geography unit on 'World's Kitchen', in which we are learning about the different food and products the UK imports and exports, Year 5 went to Pizza Express. We discussed what ingredients we needed and where they came from before learning how to knead the dough and make our own pizzas. Year 5 Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the yummy pizzas they got to eat afterwards.
World Book Day
Today we celebrated World Book day by coming to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Everyone had a wonderful day and enjoyed lots of reading themed activities. The theme of World Book Day this year is ‘You are a Reader’. In our World Book Day assemblies we talked about how we are readers, our favourite authors and why reading is so important. We also showcased our impressive costumes and discussed the characters we were dressed as. Our winners Sam and Mia who were dressed as Willy from 'Goodnight Mr Tom' and Thing 1 from 'The Cat in the Hat' both received a Golden Ticket to redeem against a book of their choice. After our celebration assembly, we were so excited to welcome our secret teacher, Miss Rogers from Year 3, into our classroom to share a story with us. Finally, we had the chance to join with Year 2 and paired up to enjoy books together.
Thank you to all parents and carers for your support and effort with the fantastic costumes that were on display today. We are so glad that everyone had such a great day and keep reading!
Children’s Mental Health Week
This week, we celebrated Children's Mental Health Week. The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing Together.
Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone. This week we have been thinking of different ways that we can grow emotionally. The children have identified people that help them grow and created ‘Support Balloons’ to show the people who lift them up and how they join together to form our support network
On Friday we also had a well-being afternoon. Year 5 learned that by keeping our bodies healthy it also helps to keep our minds healthy. We know that there are strong links between what we eat and how we feel and that a diet that is good for your physical health is also good for your mental health. Year 5 put this to the test by making and sampling tasty, healthy snacks.
A Visit from Santa
Year 5 were so excited to have a visit from Santa this week and he even brought along some early Christmas gifts for the children too!