Yesterday we glazed our volcanoes. It was tricky to do as the colour of glaze will look different after the volcano has been fired. It’s much paler the before firing and we had to put two coats of glaze on.
This week we have spent a fabulous 2 days with Mr Cornell. We were learning to create images of figures that show movement. We started by working out the proportions of the body then moved on to drawing bodies in different positions and from different perspectives. Our final pieces were inspired by the Fauvist movement and the work of Neiman and Muybridge. We also talked about centrifugal force and created spin paintings. Watch this space for pictures of our masterpieces!
On Friday we made the most of the sunshine and took our drama lesson outside! Last lesson we made applications to be part of the crew on Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica. In today's lesson we prepared ourselves for an interview with Mr Shackleton. We had to think carefully about why were suitable for the position we had applied for and talk about why we were better than the other applicants.
Our trip to Tesco
On Friday the 5th of May 2017 we went to Tesco for a Farm to Fork session with the manager, Ross.
When we got there, we were invited into the community room. Next, we walked to the Bakery and learnt what ingredients there are in bread: yeast, flour, sugar, salt and water .As well as that, we filled in an activity sheet. Surprisingly, there are only four steps to make bread: mixing, moulding, proving and baking.
After that, we took a visit to the fish counter, it reeked! We discovered that Tesco bring in live fish such as oysters (which you eat alive,) and mussels. As we did for the bakery, we filled out an information sheet.
A little while later, we looked at the meat counter. Did you know, meat from a lamb’s leg is more expensive because sheep only have two? The front two are actually shoulders/arms. Again, we filled out a sheet.
When we had finished with the meat, we went onto the cheese section. We talked about different milks that are used to make cheese. Did you know, buffalo milk is used to make mozzarella? What cheese and toppings do you like on your pizza?
Once that was over, we left to go to the freezer and chiller. It was rather cold in the chiller but the freezer wasn’t as cold as I expected at first. After a while it began to get really chilly. Did you know, the chiller was only 2°C? That’s the same temperature as Antarctica in the summer! The freezer was -19°C!
Next, we walked through the warehouse. It was full of objects of all shapes and sizes. As well as that, it was quite dark. Personally, I would not have it on my favourite list.
Then we saw the Click and Collect and how it works. It turns out the people who work there start at four o’clock in the morning. That’s to collect our shopping that we order. How amazing are they? Did you know, there are more people behind the scenes than there are working at the front?!
It was surprising when they revealed the lorry bay, it had a huge drop! (Because the lorry was so tall). They used a conveyor belt to move the heavy things.
Soon after, we had a stroll around the fruit and vegetable aisle, whilst filling out a sheet on the fruit and where they came from. We had a competition! We had to look for fruit/ vegetables grown furthest away and fruit/ vegetables grown closest to us. Monkey nuts, which were grown in China, were the furthest away and lettuce from Cambridgeshire was the closest.
Then we went round the store to find products from fair trade and the rainforest alliance. Also, we had to find the weight and price of the items. We wrote down our collected information on a sheet, including any notes we wanted to record.
Later, we went back to the community room and had a try of some fruit: mango, pineapple and pomegranate and some bread: Mediterranean, sour dough, brown and Tiger. Personally, my favourite was Tiger bread and mango (Ella). In my opinion, the best was Mediterranean bread and pomegranate (Nina).
Generously, before our departure, they gave us a gift bag full to the brim with activities. Plus, we got a free apple. They were delicious.
So that was our trip to Tesco! We hope you enjoyed reading this piece of information on Year 5’s adventure at the supermarket!
By Nina and Ella Yr5