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Enterprise Week - Autumn

 

Monday - The children are having a fantastic time so far in Enterprise Week! In worship this morning Mrs Ranson gave each class £20 to spend on ingredients or equipment in order to make things to sell at an Enterprise Fair on Thursday afternoon. She asked us to try to make some profit.

 

Together we decided to decorate 'Hedgehog Shortbread Biscuits' and bake 'Bonfire Cupcakes'. Some of the children visited each class to do some 'Market Research' to find out how popular our biscuits and cakes would be at the fair on Thursday. We all made a poster to advertise our baking sale!

 

In Maths we practised recognising different coins.

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Tuesday - Today some of the children started decorating the 'Hedgehog Shortbread Biscuits'. Other groups worked hard on ordering instructions for decorating the biscuits.

 

In Maths some of the children played 'Toy Shop Bingo' and practised adding together different coins to make totals. The 'Stars' group worked with Mrs Houlding to sort coins into different groups.

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Wednesday - In assembly this morning our School Councillors, Kayla and Alfie, shared with the school the charity that Year 1 would like everyone to vote for to donate the Enterprise Fair money to. The children chose 'Children in Need' to help other children who are less fortunate than themselves.

 

In English, some children sequenced instruction pictures to decorate the 'Hedgehog Shortbread Biscuits' whilst some children decorated the biscuits.

 

In Maths the children started looking at adding different coins to make amounts.

 

During the afternoon the children voted for the charity that they would like the Enterprise Fair money to go to. We made a human graph in the hall.

 

We also practised our promotional video that all of the other classes will watch tomorrow morning to see what we will be selling.

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Thursday - Wow, what a busy and exciting day!

 

Today the children decorated the 'Bonfire Cupcakes' and wrote instructions. A small group of children were part of a promotional video to show all of the other classes what we have been baking to sell at the Enterprise Fair this afternoon.

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Mrs Ranson and Mrs Murray found our video very funny!

 

For our Big Write this week we are writing a recipe on how to bake Bonfire Cakes. Check out the 'Big Write' link on our class page at the end of the week to see our finished work.

 

This afternoon was the 'Enterprise Fair'. All of the children got the opportunity to visit other classrooms and buy the things that they have been busy creating all week. The children practised the money skills that they have been learning all week. With very little help they could find the right coins to buy the items from each class.

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Magic of the Musicals - Spring

 

This week Year 1 have looked at the musical 'The Lion King'. The children have written recipes for a Minibeast Café that characters Timon and Pumbaa might visit, they have designed and made masks ready for our performance of 'I just can't wait to be King' and they have coloured in some beautiful Tinga Tinga art.

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Each child drew round their handprint to contribute to a fantastic 'Simba' for our corridor display.
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D&T and Food Week - Summer

 

Monday - The children started the week by revisiting fractions in Maths. They received a letter from Handa in English asking for their help to make a healthy fruit kebab. The children read a recipe and found out what they would need.

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Tuesday - The children had a very exciting day as they became chefs in the hall with the Junior Chef's Academy. They each wore a personalised hat and apron to learn about different fruits from six different continents around the world. The children had a fabulous time making a tropical fruit crunch.

 

"My tropical fruit crunch was delicious." - Eva

 

"We used knives to chop and slice." - Riley

 

"We wore hats and aprons." - Brooke

 

"We learnt about lots of different fruits." - Passion

 

When we got back to class the children wrote a short recount about their time with the Junior Chef's Academy. 

Wednesday - Today the children designed and made healthy fruit kebabs with a yogurt dip. They used their fraction skills to cut the fruits into halves and quarters.  The children also used cutters to make different shapes out of honeydew melon and pineapple. 

 

Here are some of the things the children had to say about making and tasting their fruit kebabs:

 

"I loved dipping the kebab in the yogurt." - Corvus

 

"I enjoyed putting the fruit onto the skewer." - Bella 

 

"I enjoyed the yogurt." - Mason

 

"I tasted melon for the first time and it was good." - Paige

 

"I enjoyed cutting the apples in half." - Kayla-May

 

"I liked cutting the pineapples into love hearts with the cutter." - Saffie

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After eating their fruit kebabs the children evaluated them and decided if there was anything they would change if they made them again.

Thursday - Today in Maths the children worked with a partner to make a fraction fruit bowl to show the fractions they used on their fruit kebabs yesterday. 

 

"We put half a watermelon on our fraction fruit bowl." - Lacey & Zara. 

This afternoon the children studied the work of an artist called Guiseppe Arcimboldo - a man who used images of fruit and vegetables to create art. 
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Friday - Today the children wrote a recipe to tell people how they can make their own healthy fruit kebab with yogurt dip. 
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