As part of the Lower Junior Chocoholics topic the children have been investigating the melting of chocolate. Our literacy focus at the moment is instructional writing and as a special treat the children planned and made chocolate stirrers. They had to choose the toppings they’d like to add and using their instructional writing techniques plan the task. Each child got to choose if they’d like white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate and then looked at how the different types of chocolate melted. Once the stirrers were made we put them in the fridge to set ready for home time. We were all very excited to see the finished product when we popped them out of the mould!
Mrs Woods’ Year 3 class have had lots of fun this week applying their numeracy skills. They were given the challenge of building a monster from coloured unifix blocks. Each coloured block had a monetary value which was set out on a sheet, they had to calculate each block and make sure not to spend over £5. Here is one example of a scary unifix monster as you can see there are lots of working outs and the grand total comes to £3.64.
Each class enjoyed thinking of a money raising stall to run in the fair. We had lots of different ideas again this year, all proving very popular. The Upper Junior classes had a variety of stalls including snowball throwing competition, chocolate lollipops and tombola. The Lower Junior classes had a lucky dip, chocolate treat stall and name the bear. A new addition to the festivities this year were two visiting reindeer and Santa making a welcome appearance. The children were thrilled to have photos with them even in the awful weather conditions.
Thank you to everyone that came and supported our Christmas Fair this year.
From all the staff at Mount Street Junior School we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Year 3 and 4 classes took it in turns to visit the Brecon War Museum this week. On arrival they were met by Mrs Holcroft who was ready to start the children’s evacuee experience. After a chat about World War 2 the children entered the drama room which was sectioned into different areas. They moved around the room in groups enjoying the Parlour, The shop and the Air Raid Wardens office. The children got the opportunity to dress up in war time clothes which helped them really get into their parts. After lunch the children went outside and entered the air raid shelter 6 at a time. Again they had a full experience and imagined how cramped and dark it would have been. I think its safe to say all the children and staff had a fantastic time.
Mount Street Junior School skills day was another success with the children enjoying their two choices. Back by popular demand was the cooking option, with 98 children choosing to cook up a tasty treat. On the menu was Apple crumble. Mrs Davies had thought of everything and there were different options to accompany the tasty stewed apple. Here are a few photos of a very enjoyable day.