On Wednesday, the children held their own ‘Mining Exhibition’ to share everything they have learnt this term with their families. The afternoon focussed on giving the children the chance to develop their speaking and listening skills; children showcased their pulleys, sketches and topic work, whilst explaining to their families what their learning journey looked like this term. This was a wonderful celebration of the children’s learning and the Year Five team were delighted to see so many family members there to support their children.
DT - A sweet AND savoury pasty!
In DT this week, the children tried out their culinary skills by preparing and cooking a traditional miner's pasty. The children showed great maturity ensuring their workspaces were clean and practised making 'the bridge' and 'the claw' with their hands in readiness to dice the vegetables. In one half, the children added carrot, potato and meat and in the other half, (separated by a hinge of pastry!) the children added layers of apple, sultanas and brown sugar. This dish is a famous miner's dish which they would have taken down the mine for their 'snap'!
Nottinghamshire Mining Museum
On Friday 11th October, Miss Cairns' class visited the Nottinghamshire Mining Museum in Mansfield to deepen their learning about their local mining heritage. On arrival, the children were split into two groups, where they engaged in two incredibly exciting activities, which brought coal mining to life. They participated in a drama session and even got the opportunity to wear some ‘virtual reality’ goggles – what a fantastic experience! The visit also had an art element and the children were lucky enough to meet an ex-mining artist and explore his work. As the children investigated the historic artefacts, they wowed the museum staff with their in-depth knowledge, also stunning them with their sketching skills. The Year Five team would like to say a huge thank you to the staff members and parents that accompanied them on the visit - Our children are so lucky!
Preparation for our Harvest Festival...
We cast our minds back to Transition, when we learned all about Brazil, in South America. We researched produce grown in Brazil, but particularly focussed on the cocoa bean! Here we are, testing out a recipe on how to make a Brazilian delicacy... the Brigadeiro!