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Having talked about the ways we can remain hygienic throughout the food preparation process, especially at the moment, Class 2 followed some instructions to prepare some delicious Greek feta pittas! They worked in groups, sharing the responsibilities and roles, including squeezing the lemon juice, cutting the vegetables and mixing the ingredients together. They had great fun and revised the features of instructions at the same time! 

Class 2 have been busy painting their Anglo-Saxon jewellery using acrylic paints. They chose acrylic paint because it would not soak into the clay and it would create bright colours, just like the amber and amethyst we found in research. 

On Monday, year 3 and 4 put their research into action, when they made their own beads to go onto Anglo-Saxon necklaces. They had to think about the properties of the material that they were going to work with - in this case, clay - and decide why it was suitable for the job. After some discussion, it was decided that it was perfect because although it dries hard, it is soft, malleable or mouldable when wet so it would be perfect to achieve the smooth finish of the jewellery.

Week 3 of Class 3's Tomorrow's World topic, saw the children looking at features of a good website. They looked at our Gipsey Bridge site and gave their opinions on the layout and content of it. They gave suggestions as to how it could be improved. The children were tasked with designing their own logo's for a website about anything of their choice. They then had to create a mock homepage using the logo they had created.

In DT, Class 2 have been focusing on relationships and resilience in order to build Anglo-Saxon homes. After so long apart, it was lovely to see the children working together and sharing their ideas! Super DT vocabulary too, “This will make it stronger.”

Using recyclable materials, the children created their own weapons, based on their research. They were asked to focus on the properties of the materials and choose them on the basis that they were strong and sturdy enough to be effective during battle!

In D+T, Class 1 have been designing a Lego enclosure for a Meerkat. The children thought carefully about all of the things the enclosure would need to include in order for the meerkat to survive.

What a fabulous investigation! Class 2 identified the key features of some headphones and discovered which would offer the best soundproofing.

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