Are fish and chips always unhealthy?10-04-2017 | 16:53:05 | 1 Comment

I’m sure you may have been made aware that we are aiming to become a healthy school so therefore as part of our DT project we were given a challenge to make a typically ‘unhealthy’ dish into a healthy and nutritious version. We decided to take on the challenge of transforming one of England’s most famous dishes into a meal we can enjoy as part of a balanced diet.

We began by visiting the famous Harry Ramsden’s chip shop and ordering a typical fish chips and mushy peas. The cost of just one meal came to a whopping £8.20!!!!!! We headed back to school where we tasted and analysed the food discussing smell, taste, texture, appearance and nutritional value. We found that the dish added up to a huge 1493 calories and 28.02g of fat!!!!!! Nearly a full days calorie allowance in one meal.

We then researched ideas to create our own healthier version and came up with some great ideas. We decided to use sweet potatoes for chips, fish with breadcrumbs and garden peas as a side. After making the dish we then analysed our healthy version of the dish to discover it has just 450 calories and 9.6g of fat!!  To top it off, it was miles cheaper to make our own! Much better value for money when counting the pennies!! An all round better option it seems.

So, we have discovered that that NO… fish and chips are not always unhealthy!!

We reached our attendance target!!!!!!09-04-2017 | 14:08:35 | 1 Comment

Class 8 finally reached their attendance target and were therefore rewarded with a little party!! Thank you to everybody that contributed some treats. We had a great morning!! Anais brought in her pet tortoise Turbo and Miss Walsh brought her dog Maisie. We played outside with her taking it in turns to throw the ball for her. She loved it! We then had a little dance and played a few games. Perfect way to end a great half term.

We could reach the target again if we manage to have a full house for 17 days before the summer term is over which would mean another treat!! Please help us reach our targets by coming in everyday on time.

We had an EGGcellent & EGGciting morning :)09-04-2017 | 13:20:55 | 1 Comment

Well done to all the children from class 8 who entered the egg decorating competition. They were all fab & we even had a winner!! Harley won the prize for the best egg from year 3 with his ‘Yokemon’ design!! Go Harley!!!

Are all rocks the same?09-04-2017 | 12:34:24 | 2 Comments

During science we turned into Geologists to search for different types of rocks. We had to then identify the rocks and classify them according to their properties. We learnt about the 3 main types of rocks called; metamorphic, Igneous and sedimentary and how they are formed. Our answer to our leaning challenge; No, rocks are actually very different!

Causing eruptions!!!09-04-2017 | 12:12:02 | 2 Comments

During topic we recreated volcanic eruptions using bicarbonate soda, red food colouring, fairy washing up liquid and vinegar. The chemical reaction causes an ‘eruption’. We had lots of fun even if it was messy!

Music workshop25-03-2017 | 11:18:56 | 1 Comment

We were ever so lucky that an ex student from our school offered to come in and teach us a music lesson alongside some other talented performers from Gorse Hill Studios. The main focus of the session was to produce a piece of music with song. We organised ourselves into groups and spent the session writing song lyrics and experimenting with instruments to create our final piece. We have so much fun and Josh was great!! What a talented young man he is. He even played us some of his songs that he has written and produced himself which was amazing! Very inspiring session and we all got stuck in! We performed our pieces at the end of the lesson and all were fantastic. Thank you Josh!! We loved it! What a way to spend a Friday afternoon 🙂

Kind words from Anais :)25-03-2017 | 10:47:25 | 1 Comment

‘This is my speech as I want everyone to know how nice I am. If you have nobody to play with, you can play with me. If you have something on your mind that is upsetting you, if you want to then you can tell me. I want to say a big thank you to Raelah for being such a good friend. I hope you liked my speech because it is true. Thank you!’ – Anais

A fun morning making volcanoes!!!25-03-2017 | 10:46:34 | 1 Comment

 

Art – Volcanoes21-03-2017 | 10:56:32 | 2 Comments

During art, we linked in our topic work and made volcano pictures. We made these from black card, blue paint and glue mixed with salt and red paint. We think they look very effective 🙂 We hope you agree!

Science – What’s beneath our feet?12-03-2017 | 14:01:59 | 10 Comments

During our lesson we gave out scotch eggs and carefully cut them open. After that, we looked to see what it looked like. The first part of the scotch egg was the earth’s crust. The next layer was the mantle. The white part of the egg was the outer core and the yellow part was the inner core. – Sophia Seck

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