LKS2 Biscuit Tasting

LKS2 had a very fun lesson where they were taste testing different biscuits. The aim was to think about what types of flavours and textures we liked the most, evaluating whether we would eat them again or not and the rating out of 10. We put to test 5 different biscuits – garibaldi, custard cream, shortcake, Bourbon and malted milk. It’s fair to say there was a mix of opinions, but most loved custard creams the most. Years 3 and 4 loved sharing their opinions and debating why some biscuits were better than others.

We will now collate our data for each Crew and put them into a bar graph. Our charts will show the favourite biscuit of Crew Marsh, Flaherty and Gerrard. 

Hook Day 3 (21.4.22) 🍬🍭

LKS2 had a morning of designing labels for their final product. Before completing this activity, we wondered what made a good logo/design. We had some great ideas such as bright colours, it being simple and eye catching.

We then watched Austin’s butterfly, to use the language of critique to help see how we could make ours and others’ work better. The children really took to this, as they provided clear critique for their peers to improve their labels. Their instructions were clear and you can really see the improvements.

Each class will have their own design and it will be very tricky to choose a class design for the labels, which will be used as part of our final product!

Hook Week – Day 2 (20.4.22) 🍭🍬

Today, LKS2 have been fresearching the origins of sugar and how sugar usage has changed over recent years. It was interesting to see already that sugar hasn’t always had such a sweet past. We put this into a timeline. 

We saw how honey was the main source of sweetness to enjoy from 10,000BC, until about 8,000 BC when tribes in New Guinea chewed on sugar cane as sweet delight. We then saw how sugar turned to people treating others unkindly, as people became enslaved in sugar plantations.

Finally, we got an idea of how sugar is had an impact on our local area of Doncaster. This ranged from Brodsworth Hall, which was built and funded by the sugar trade right to Samual Parkinson’s creation of butterscotch. We found it interesting that sugar helped cheer up soldiers during the First World War.

LKS2 Hook Day 1 (19.4.22) 🍭🍬

Today, LKS2 have been figuring out their guiding question for the Summer Expedition. We played a game of hangman to figure out what it was. This was great fun trying to guess what it could be and we managed to get there!

After having the Guiding Question revealed, Why is the history of sugar not so sweet?, we started our KWL by writing down what we knew about sweets and what we would like to know. It was great to hear questions like why does sugar energise us, how does sugar melt in water and who discovered sugar? LKS2 can’t wait to find these out over the next few weeks.

Finally, Year 3 and 4 then watched some videos about how sweets are made. We were mesmerised by how rock was made, as well as candy canes. We even wondered if we would be able to visit a sweet factory or make our own. Keep your eyes peeled! 👀👀

LKS2 Celebration (31.3.22)🎸🎵🎶

We would just like to say a massive thank you again to parents attending our celebration event this afternoon, it was great to have parents back in school celebrating the children’s hard work. We loved sharing our final product song with you and will be in touch soon to tell you about purchasing the CD. 

Keep your eyes peeled out on the blog and website where the video and song will be shared for others to see.

Thanks again,

From a proud LKS2 team 😆

LKS2 testing surfaces (18.3.22) 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬

Today, LKS2 have been testing the surfaces of different materials. We asked the question of how far a toy car could travel on different surfaces and which was best for going the furthest distance. This was a great lesson that had a great buzz to it. The children enjoyed it and are loving their experiments at the moment. Well done on a great lesson guys!

BBK – Animals in danger

This morning we’re researching animals that are in danger to build our background knowledge. We are focusing on fluency skills to really ensure we understand what we are reading. I praise how some children are rereading our text to double check we are understanding what we are reading.

Now we understand a little more about animals in danger, we are creating our own BBK poster.

Evolution – how have birds changed over time?

During Science, the crew had an opportunity to explore the evolution of birds beak to further understand why plants and animals have to evolve so they can survive. The children wrote a hypothesis about which beak they thought would be better before experimenting with different beak types. They really enjoyed this and most children were able to articulate why birds beaks have had to evolve over time.