On Thursday, January 26th Eagles celebrated Australia Day as part of their topic on Australia. Poppy and Caleb had Australian hats and Jimmy had a didgeridoo! Maisie looked fantastic in her Australia shirt and flag on her cheek, whilst Felix G had an Australian bow tie printed on his t-shirt.
They learned about Dorothy Napangardi, an Aboriginal artist and created their own artwork following her style.
They also made Lamingtons - some more successfully than others! Luckily Mrs Griffin had made some fabulous Lamingtons which we shared at the end of the day. Thank you Mrs Griffin!
Mr Major did some Aussie Rules football - handily Jimmy had brought in his own Aussie Rules ball. The children also played cricket before ending the day with an Aussie food experience - camel sausages, kangaroo sausages, ostrich burgers and crocodile burgers. Every single non-vegetarian child gave every meat type a try, which we were very impressed by. The vegetarians had mozzarella filled veggie bites and stuffed cucumbers, a popular Australian appetiser. We also had fairy bread and Vegemite.
Eagles started their Maths topic of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages by thinking about simplifying and adding fractions. They were supported in this by the use of Smarties on Thursday - it was interesting to find out the variation of numbers of colours from tube to tube.Year 5 in particular were absolute stars with t
Well done to Isla and Pinky her pony, who represented Gretton School in the NSEA School Showjumping competition at Kings Equestrian Bromyard. They were placed 2nd in the 75cm open class.
The results of our mummification experiment have been revealed! The salt worked best when removing moisture from the slices of apple - it went from 66g to 33g meaning it had lost 50% of its total weight. The apple that looked best, however, was the apple that had been placed in caster sugar. The slightly squishy but unbrowned apple lay at the bottom of the bowl in a syrup, leaving an air gap below a very hard, thick sugar crustwhich took Mrs Holt some effort to break through.