Archive for May, 2016

Forest School 9th May

Friday, May 20th, 2016

We have been working our brains even harder than usual in the Owls over the last week as we have been taking our SATs! So when we found out that it was our turn for forest school, we were all delighted!

To begin the session, we looked at a couple of different knots. Some were trickier than others!

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This time, Carrie gave us lots of options and made sure that anyone who hadn’t been able to work with fire in the previous sessions were able to have a go. Some of us made fires, some of us used willow to do some weaving to make lots of creative things, and some of us even made some clay models!

Here are some pictures of our activities:

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We all really enjoyed our session (thank you Carrie!) and were even more delighted when  we realised we also got hot chocolate at the end!

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Mayan Food

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Due to the Spring term was coming to an end, it meant an end to possibly our favourite topic this year – Mexico! We really enjoyed learning all about Mexico, especially the Maya culture. To bring our topic to a close, we had a go at making some traditional Mayan food.

In groups, we measured out all of our ingredients to make enough corn tortillas. Some of us were reluctant at first, but we had great fun mixing it all together with our hands!

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Once we were happy that they were flat enough, we took them over to be fried.

Once they were all done, we sat down to eat them (the salsa wasn’t strictly Mayan, but it was yummy!). We also got the chance to try a traditional Mayan hot chocolate. It wasn’t quite what we were expecting – cinnamon and chilli powder were amongst the ingredients! Some of us weren’t so keen on it (including the Teacher and Teaching Assistants!) but everyone enjoyed trying it.

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