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Understanding

Traditional Greek Cuisine

In learning about tradional Greek foods pupils showed a good understanding of how different tradional ingredients were, grown, reared and produced and how the location and the landscape on Greece influence the foods used in traditional Greek cuisine.

Also, throughout the project, pupils were able to show their understanding of how to use a range of equipment and how to prepare foods safely and correctly. In addition, pupils also showed a clear understanding of how to plan how their meals would be prepared and presented so that they would look appealing to their families at home.

 

'I knew that I wanted my Souvlaki skewer to look colourful and taste so I decided to put different coloured vegetables between the pieces of meal on my skewer.' - Chelsee C

 

'I wanted to present my meal so that it looked appealing for my parents, so I planned how I was going to present it on my exploded diagram. I also knew that my dad didn't like garlic so I decided to put the Tzatziki sauce in a pot so it didn't go over all the other food.' - Max B 

Fantasy Torches

Year 4’s Fantasy torches project, was an excellent cross-curricular opportunity for pupils to apply their scientific knowledge and understanding of electric circuits and their components. In addition, it also enabled children to demonstrate their growing understanding of the iterative process of designing, making and evaluating.

Not only was this evident in the accuracy of children’s circuit diagrams and cross-sectional drawings showing how their torch designs would work, but also in the process children followed to continually test their prototype torches; revisiting their design diagrams to checking their circuits and make improvements to ensure all the electric components were correctly connected and their torches worked properly.

 

'Making torches was a brilliant way of using our understanding of electrical circuits that we’ve been learnt about in science!' - Alex H

 

‘When I tested my torch, it didn’t work so I checked all of the connections and saw that one of the wires wasn’t attached to the bulb holder properly. When I’d fixed the problem, I tested it again and the bulb lit up. It was amazing!' - Jessica R

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