About: Mr Carroll

9C Barista

In geography, we have been learning about the different jobs that you can have in a restaurant or cafe. Today we looked the role of barista. We recalled the different hot drinks that a barista could make. We then collected the ingredients and utensils needed to make marvellous hot chocolates. We then made hot chocolates for our class mates…

Until next time.

9C Working in a cafe

In geography, we have been learning about the world of work. We looked at the role of a waiter. We have been looking at how to take a drink order and make simple drinks for our peers…

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Next week we will be looking at what a barista does in cafe. Until next time.

7P and 9C Money

Both classes, in mathematics, have been learning about money. We have been recognising and describing the different coins, and recalling their denominations. Also, we have been trying to use them to buy sweets.

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7P Changes of State

This half term, we have been looking at materials and their properties. We have learned how substances can be in three different states, i.e. solid, liquid and gas, and how to identify them. This week, looked at how we can change states of different food ingredients in recipes. We used everyone’s favourite ingredient, chocolate, in our lesson. We heated the chocolate, melting the chocolate from a solid to a liquid, and the cooling it, setting the liquid back into a solid. We used this property of the chocolate, to make cornflake cakes and rocky road.

We split into two groups and worked together to complete our tasks. We collected our ingredients and utensils, measured our ingredients, followed the recipe and commented on the science we observed…

We hope the rocky road tastes better than it looks. However, the best part is always tasting the melted chocolate…

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9C Electrical Energy Conversion

In science, we explored how electric energy can be transformed to other forms of energy. We used a plasma lamp to demonstrate that the electrical energy was converted mainly into light, sound and heat…

We then made simple circuits, using cells, wires, switches, motors, buzzers and lamps, and looked at how the electrical energy from batteries can be converted into other forms of energy…

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9C Everyone can make a difference

In our life skills sessions, we have been learning about litter. We have been looking at the effects it has on the environment, in all of its many forms. We decided to perform an impromptu litter pick on the school grounds. First, we practised our skills in the class…

Then, we used our skills outside. We had to look very hard to find litter on the school yards, which was a pleasant surprise….

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9C Being a Baker

In geography, we have been looking at different careers in the community. This week we explored the role of the baker. We looked at the different job roles a baker performs, the equipment they use and what they make. We then took inspiration from the Queen of Hearts and made jam tarts. After we made our hats, we measured the ingredients…

Mixed, rolled and shaped the pastry…

Baked the pastry, added the jam, baked again and, as all greedy good bakers do, tasted them…

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9C Chinese New Year

In design and technology, we have been learning about the Chinese New Year. We learned about how the Chinese zodiac signs were ordered and the story of Nian. We wrote Chinese characters using a Fiji technique, to practise the brush strokes, before we wrote our names and zodiac symbols in paint. I hope you like our efforts…

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7P Solar Eclipse

In science, we have been learning about the relationships between the sun, moon and our planet, that cause solar eclipses. We modelled the solar eclipse using a torch, a therapy ball and a polystyrene ball on string…

We then made 2D models of this interaction…

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9C Zodiac Signs

In design technology, we have continued our work on the Chinese New Year. We used our zodiac signs from previous lessons and practised writing the characters for them. I hope you like our efforts…

Until next time.