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City Kitchen trip – Group 1

What a wonderful trip! We went to City Kitchen today to learn about food and cook our own meals. When we arrived, we learnt some facts about how much sugar was in different cereals. Some of us were shocked to find out some breakfast cereals have more sugar in than a child should eat in their whole day!

After using all that brain power to learn we decided we better feed our brains so we started making our lunch. Chrissy showed us how to make a dough from flour and water. We chose our own toppings and added plenty of cheese before putting them in the oven to bake.

Sooner we could smell something delicious so we got ready to eat our pizzas. We all went and sat on a big table together and had some wedges and salad with our pizza. Everyone thought they were scrumptious! Charlie said it was ‘the best pizza in the world!’

We then went back into the kitchen and learnt some facts about how much sugar is in different sorts of drinks. We learnt that even drinks you think are going to be healthy, like flavoured water and fruit juice, have up to 8 teaspoons of sugar in!

Next we made our own puddings. We had a whisking competition (which Jessica won) and had some frozen mango yoghurt, banana, berries, grapes, our whisked cream and some strawberry or chocolate sauce. It was called a Wednesday! Yum yum.

Exploring materials

In today’s Science lesson we started exploring materials. We had a collection of kitchen equipment to explore. We sorted the equipment into groups according to the material they were made from. We found some objects (such as rolling pins, spoons and forks) were made from different materials. Tomorrow we will explore the properties of materials further to discover why this is.

Egg-speriment Results!

We have now tested our egg helmets to see if they worked. Before we tested them we discussed how to keep it a fair test. We decided that:

• The same person would test them all.
• They would all be dropped not thrown.
• They would all be dropped from the same height.

This made sure it was a fair test. Have a look at our photos to see the results!

Super Science

We bought our bikes into school today as we have been learning all bout exercise and being healthy. We had great fun but also thought about which muscles in our body we were working and how. We decided exercise makes our hearts work faster, makes us hot, makes us out of breath and makes our muscles ache. It must be good for us! We think cycling is great exercise as you can see from our photos.

When we came inside we had a look at some children’s helmets. We talked about how helmets help to keep our heads safe and how important they are. Miss Williams showed us what might happen to our heads if we don’t wear a helmet by holding Mr Egg up high and dropping him. He didn’t end up looking very healthy – in fact he looked egg-stremely sorry for himself!

We decided to make him an egg-helmet to protect him. We designed them based on the materials we had available. Tomorrow we are going to do our egg-speriments to see if our helmets work or not.

Food groups

We are learning about the food groups as part of our Being Healthy topic. We began our afternoon by learning some more facts and then started to think about what makes a healthy meal. We looked at the school dinner menus and picked foods to make a healthy meal. We then made this meal from collage material. We had to think carefully about how much of each food to use to make it a balanced meal!

Being Healthy

Today we started our topic of ‘Being Healthy’. We started by sharing all the ways we already knew to stay healthy.

These were our ideas:

We then realised all these things were to do with keeping our bodies healthy but it is important to have a healthy mind too! We thought of things we do to keep our minds healthy and shared times/activities that make us feel happy. We used these to make a happy booklet. We will put them on display in our classroom when they are finished.

Rockets to the moon

Year Two have been making straw rockets. They got a pencil and rolled paper around the pencil. Then they sellotaped the edge and folded the top over two times to make sure there were no holes at the top so that no air would escape.They then sellotaped a rocket fin to the end. They took the rockets outside put a straw inside the rocket and blew as hard as they could to see how far the rocket would fly.

Here are the instruction so that you can have a go too.

Flying fish!!

Year 2 made different sized flying fish from paper. The class talked about how they were going to make their fish fly and the best way to make the fish fly the furthest. They started with their biggest fish and threw them from different heights. They then experimented with other fish but in order to make it a fair test they made sure that they threw the fish from the same heights and places. Amelia and Ke Xin found that if you spread the tail fin apart the fish flew even further. Shona and Kerris found that the biggest fish flew further because it caught more air as it was the biggest fish.