LKS2 Presentation of Learning

This morning, LKS2 were joined by lots of their adults to take part in a presentation of the learning we have done throughout our most recent expedition entitled ‘From Bean to Bar’ with the guiding question, ‘What is the Cost of a Bar of Chocolate?’

We began our presentation by sharing the narrative of our expedition, explaining each of our case studies (History, Science and DT) and the rationale behind each of these. We then worked in mini crews to demonstrate some of our favourite activities from throughout the expedition: Mayan mask making and timeline work from our History case study, a viscosity experiment and solids, liquids and gases sorting from our Science case study and a fresh vs processed food sorting activity from our DT case study. We also took part in a Kahoot quiz to test our overall sticky knowledge on the Mayans!

Once everybody had explored the different activities, they were all given the opportunity to sample some of the Mayan inspired recipes we have worked on during our DT case study – tuna, avocado and salad wraps for starter, a sweet potato and polenta bake for main and some chocolate and chilli cupcakes for dessert! We even treated everyone to a traditional Mayan drink – hot chocolate (with a twist as it was made with real cacao powder and had a hint of chilli!)

We ended our presentation of learning with our adults taking home our final product – some delicious chocolate and chilli cupcakes that were designed, baked and boxed by our very own hands! We had so much fun with our adults and received lots of wonderful parent and pupil voice from the event. Thank you again to everyone who has attended! 

Sweet Potato and Polenta Bake

We continued with our DT case study by cooking a sweet potato and polenta bake. This dish required us to use a wider range of skills such as slicing, chopping, grating, mixing, reducing liquids and then assembling the dish in a similar way to how you’d make a lasagna.

When the dish was cooked, there were lots of reluctant children who would try it. However, with some encouragement they tried a little. Surprisingly, some of them absolutely loved it to the point they crowded round the dish with a spoon.

During this case study, it’s required children to push themselves outside their comfort zone and for some they have found foods they like that they’d have been unwilling to try before.


Last week, we baked some buns as part of our DT case study. We had to collect the ingredients we needed before weighing everything out. We worked in small groups ensuring that everyone was able to participate. This allowed us to learn the skills that we’ll need for the final product.

Interpreting data

Y4 have worked hard at reading line graphs this morning. We had to also use our reading skills to answer multi-step questions, we had to re-read the statements a few times to really understand the question. Some of us used rulers to really help with being accurate when reading the line graph data.

African Dancing and Singing

Year 4 had the pleasure of working with the Zulus who have come in to teach the children African dancing and singing. We had lots of fun during these sessions and it was lovely to learn about another culture. We then had the opportunity to perform this for the rest of school and our parents who all got involved. This was definitely an experience we have enjoyed.

Becky Green – an inspiration!

What a fantastic way to kick start our sport week with a GB Freestyler Kayaker! Becky Green inspired children this morning with her passion for kayaking, at such a young age she has achieved so much! Our children practised some key skills and exercises to get their bodies moving.