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Monthly Archives: December 2017
School has been decorated by staff and students which has the mood about Christmas all around the world.
Here is some examples of the decorations.
We made Christmas Tree biscuits on Monday in our classes. We followed a recipe to help us make them. We all had a go at mixing the mixture and some people put the ingredients into a bowl. Once it was all mixed in, we rolled it into a ball and used a rolling pin to flatten it. We then cut out the Christmas Tree shapes for each of us to be able to eat later on. We put them in the oven and waited for them to cook.
The next day we decorated them with icing and with lots of different sweets. Once we decorated them, we ate them. They were delicious and yummy. Imogen’s favourite part was eating her biscuit topped with strawberry laces, chocolate drops and marshmallows. Charlotte’s favourite part was making the biscuits and rolling out the dough. We made these biscuits just like the elves did in our story ‘Santa’s Secret Island’.
Here are some pictures to show you our cooking experience:
Years 3-6 competed in an athletics competition against all the schools in Havering. Years 3&4 competed on 30th and years 5&6 on the 29th. Both groups placed 2nd against 30+ schools which is a big achievement.
Digital leaders and students made a short news round video about the event, hope you enjoy it!
(Video is broken into 4 parts as it could not upload as 1 file)
On Monday the 13th of November 2017, year 6 went to a Gurdwara in Ilford to learn about the Sikh religion.
We got to school and sorted ourselves out for the day and we set of at 9:15.
We are lucky enough to have a Sikh classmate that was able to give us some extra information about their religion.
First, we got the 86 bus to Ilford, when we arrived, we had to put our head scarfs on outside the Gurdwara as we were not allowed in the Gurdwara with our heads showing and then we had to take our shoes off. Next, the guide took us into a room where he then informed us about the Sikh religion and what it’s like to be a Sikh.
He told us lots of information about Sikhism; over 100,000 people go to the Golden Temple every day in Punjab- India, to eat holy food and that even if you are not Sikh, you can still go to the Golden Temple to eat and pray.
After we went downstairs into the dining area, we were given chips and beans in a metal tray, once we got our food, we went and sat down on the floor, were also given water or juice. Some of us had packed lunches but not containing meat to show respect to their beliefs.
We really enjoyed our trip to the Gurdwara- it’s a trip we will never forget as we learned about other peoples beliefs in our world! We hope to learn more about the Sikh religion!
By: Bethel,Freya,Alexandra-mae,Ameya,Kiyane (6RG)
This week we have made Christmas cards for our partner school in Kenya. First we had to think about what we wanted to write about inside. We wrote about how we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. We then made a Christmas card and drew different pictures of the Nativity scene. Juliet drew a picture of the stable with Jesus lying in a manger. She also drew the Star that the 3 Wise Men followed. Annabelle drew one of the Wise Men visiting Jesus, who was also lying in the manger and the bright star was shining brightly.
We are going to send these cards to the school in Kenya for the children to read about how we celebrate Christmas.
We hope to get a card back from them telling us how they celebrate Christmas.
How many paper clips can your magnet hold in a chain?
What is the distance between the magnet and the table when a paperclip jumps up?
What is the distance between the magnet and the paper clip when it slides along the table?
The photos below show the children investigating.