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Bread Shaping and Flavour Sampling

Our topic this term in Design and Technology is 'The Great British Bread Off'. The children have researched and sampled different Warburtons bread products, as well as the history of the brand. This week the children worked with salt dough to practise shaping their bread making techniques. They were very inventive and enjoyed the process of evaluating and recreating their design. They also applied their mathematical knowledge with taking accurate measurements.

Below you can see some images of the process.

Scholastic Book Club

This year we are launching a Scholastic Book Club.  Six times a year, Scholastic reveals a brand new Book Club selection of quality children's books at discounted prices. The books that are offered are carefully chosen to get children reading for pleasure - and to keep them reading right through their teenage years. We feel this fits with The Meadows ethos as it is a great way to introduce new books at home as well as promote reading for pleasure.

Assembly: Internet Legends

Today the children were introduced to the Internet Legends game "Interland". The game is made up of a series of different Interland Islands. In order to get through to these islands, the children have to answer a range of online safety questions to avoid falling in the Phishing River. We managed to score 240 this time around... it might have become a little tense when the time limit was applied. The islands are based around the five new pillars of our online safety curriculum:

Great British Bread Off - CL3

This term our project in Design and Technology is based on bread. The children have been exploring the history of Warburtons and last week they sampled the different products. Below you can see images of the children sampling and analysing these breads. They were very engaged and enthuastic to try new things!

 

Media Coverage: The Sentinel (Reading Dogs)

Thanks to our Twitter presence, we caught the attention of the Sentinel. The newspaper was reporting on national results in Reading across Staffordshire. While Staffordshire schools are above the national average, we are considerably above (achieving 100% at the expected standard in KS1). The newspaper was interested in knowing what we implemented in school to achieve such high results. Our ethos towards reading has certainly developed over the past two years. We feel that the introduction of the Reading Dogs has supported the children in their understanding of a text.

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