Little Kitchen Magicians
Class 2NS took part in cooking workshops with the wonderful Lizzie, from Little Kitchen Magicians. Based on their ‘Around the World’ topic, the children had the chance to make one of three dishes: a pasta bolognese (Italian), chicken chow mein (Chinese) and chicken tikka salad (Indian). Groups were equipped with all of the necessary ingredients and recipes, and were able to practise their cutting, chopping, slicing, grating and crushing skills in the process. The smell wafting through the school was amazing! It was fantastic to see the children using such fresh ingredients, cooking from scratch and sampling new foods.
Little Riddlers - published poets!
Well done to the following children in Class 2NS who had their riddle poems published in Young Writers, Little Riddlers, Cornwall: Rebecca, Chloe, Boaz, Preston, Exodus, Jonah, Maddie, Romy, Dakota, Eliza, Saqib and Vincent. A copy of the book is available in the school library for all children in the school to read at their pleasure.
Welcome back to the start of the spring term! Can you believe that we’re already in the second term of the academic year? After such a fantastic start to the year, we are excited to see the children further grow and develop through the learning opportunities that we have planned for them. As you know from our homework sent home over the holidays, our topic this term is ‘Global explorers: where have we been and where are we going?’ Please take a look at our curriculum letter below to find out a little more about the learning that will take place this term:
2NS have been learning about poems, with a particular focus on riddle poems. Using our class topic of castles as their inspiration, pupils have been busy planning, drafting and writing their poems. This was also part of a Young Writers ‘Little Riddlers’ competition, which really engaged and motivated the children to produce their best writing yet. They’ve now been sent off and we will eagerly await a response. All children will receive a bookmark and sticker for taking part and fingers crossed that some will be selected for publication - watch this space!
Here are a few examples of some pupils' poems:
The flying beast
I have sharp claws, scaly skin and spiky teeth.
I stamp like a loud monster.
I roar like a fierce T-Rex.
I have a spiky tail which could bash a castle wall.
I can fly higher than the sun.
My tail is dangerous.
What am I?
The fire breather
I have smoky nostrils.
I have fiery breath.
I roar as loud as a lion.
I glide as high as a bird.
I am as gigantic as a tree.
I am a deadly predator.
What am I?
The flying beast
I roar like a dreadful dinosaur.
I defend the castle from frightening enemies.
I glide even higher than the white, fluffy clouds.
I am as green as the swaying grass in the forest.
When I am angry, I breathe alarming fire.
I hunt my prey with my really scratchy claws.
What am I?
On Thursday 21st September, Class 2NS visited Pendennis Castle as part of their ‘castles’ topic. Children were transported back to Tudor times, learning about the important role the castle played in defending Cornwall against invasion. Children loved exploring the different parts of the castle, especially the atmospheric lower gun room – with firing cannons and 'gunsmoke',
All children took part in a Now and Then workshop, discovering how everyday objects (some of which we still use today) and clothes have changed over time. It was wonderful to see the children’s smiles when they dressed up in Tudor costume, and how fascinated they were by the facts of what life was like at that time.
The KS1 team would like to thank all parents and family helpers who volunteered their time to accompany us on the trip – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Also, very special thanks must go to The Cornwall Heritage Trust who provided the money to cover the cost of the transport.