Yesterday in Poplar, we got our hands very sticky and messy making the Tudor delicacy ‘marchpane’, using an original recipe from the 1500s. First we had to mix together icing sugar and ground almonds into a paste with a few drops of rose water. Next, we each used our hands and different tools to shape and model the paste into a Tudor Rose design. Once baked, it was time to add the finishing touches with some natural food colourings. The results were worthy of a place on Henry VIII’s banquet table (and tasted just as good as they looked!)
this morning, year 5 non-Grangewaters children took a trip to Jamie’s Trattoria in Chelmsford. After a long walk there, we arrived. Luckily, the rain held off so we kept dry.
When we were there, we learnt all about healthy food. We had to do a sorting activity about how much sugar was in different breakfast food. We were shocked by some of the results.
After that, we got to make a healthy breakfast of porridge, fruits and nuts. We have brought them back to school so that we can eat them for breakfast tomorrow.
A big thank you to the parents who came with us; Callum’s dad, Scott’s dad, Hermione’s dad and Brooke’s mum.
This morning, year 5 were visited by apprentices from E2V to take part in a science and technology challenge. We had to design and build a rocket car using K’nex.
We worked in teams, and demonstrated great teamwork and comminication skills.
Once we had built our cars, we went out onto the playground and tested them using a pump. We all had lots of fun, and the winning team now get to take part in the final in July at the E2V head office.
What a fantastic morning!
Just found this fabulous quote and had to share it with you all. It perfectly sums up resilience: