Captain Cook’s first voyage

This week we have been busy learning about Captain Cook’s life up to and including his first voyage around the world. We learnt how he grew up dreaming of becoming a sailor, his secret mission to find Terra Australis and his encounters with the Maoris in New Zealand.

 

 

Indian Cooking

We have put our DT skills to the test this week by designing and making our own healthy curries. First we tasted and scored secveral different curries. Next we took a simple recipe and made it more healthy by adding lots more vegetables. Finally we tasted and evaluated our product.

Bridge Engineers

This week we have been busy designing a bridge to cross the River Aire. We made these models to represent our designs. I  sure you would agree they would certainly liven up the waterfront in Leeds! We used lots of new skills including measuring, sawing, using glue guns and reinforcing joints. 

Corn Exchange; then and now.

This week we have been learning about how Leeds Corn Exchange has changed over the years. We learnt how in the past it was used for the trading and storage of corn. However, today you are more likely to see people enjoying a coffee or a hair cut. We acted out the scenes of the trading floor of the past and then the interactions seen today.

 

 

Art fortnight- week 1

Here are a few pictures from our first week in the art studio working on the little mermaid. We made the underwater palace, sea scales and sea drops. We have also made some amazing drawings of fish and shells. Please make sure you come to our celebration next week to see them all!   

Kindness

Our value this week has been kindness. After hearing Mrs Stott’s story about a neighbour who secretely put out and collected people’s bin as an act of kindness, we thought we would have a go. We have been acting as kindness ninjas all week, secretly doing our own kind acts around school.