Jennifer Carver Cooking Day
Today, the whole school took part in our annual design and technology cooking day. Year Six made carrot cake cupcakes this year. To begin the day, we researched and designed the toppings for our own cupcakes. Then we got right down to making them. It was messy and good fun! Once the cakes were cooked and cooled, we decorated them using a piping bag then added our icing decorations onto them. We decorated a huge cupcake stand to display our cakes on.
We had a brilliant day baking!
Imran Visits Us
Today, Imran travelled all the way from Bolton to tell us about his life as a Muslim. First he lead our whole school assembly where he told us all about the five pillars of Islam and what they represent. Year Six were also lucky enough to have a workshop will Imran to learn more about Hajj. Imran took us on a virtual tour of the pilgrimage in our school hall, explaining what happens at each of the stops. We loved listening to this information and found Imran's beliefs and way of life interesting.
At Bookwell, we have good British Values and understand the importance of respecting others who are different to us. We hope to see Imran again soon to learn more!
We have recently been learning about the fossilisation process. We have done lots of activities to help our understanding of this. Today we made our own fossils by making a natural mould of a shell in clay then pouring plaster of Paris into the mould. We discussed how each step of the process links to the fossilisation process. We then painted our fossils to help them to camouflage into sand. We plan on using brushes to excavate them like real palaeontologists.
We are reading ‘Skellig’ as our class novel this half term. We have really enjoyed the beginning of the book and wanted to use David Almond’s writing style to influence our own writing. We analysed how Almond created tension and interest in his fictional writing. We then used our ideas as a success criteria to continue the story. We went through a rigorous editing process to make sure that our writing was as interesting and accurate as it could be.
Science Show- Lakes College
Today we visited Lakes College to be part of an exciting science show, which had been brought to Cumbria all the way from London! The show was all about how our bodies break down food. We followed the journey of our food from putting it in our mouth all the way until it became faeces and 'exited' the body. We looked at real video footage of food in different parts of the body such as the oesophagus, stomach and rectum.
We loved all of the gory parts and found the whole show really interesting.