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We were pleased to welcome parents and a grandparent to our class this afternoon to create our own woolly mammoths. We followed a set of instructions to make the mammoths, it is interesting that we all followed the same set of instructions but all of our mammoths look so different.
Some parents and a selection of children worked together to begin making a large woolly mammoth that two children will go inside when we perform our Stone Age dance at the U Dance at the Sands Centre. Finished photos of the completed woolly mammoth will follow along with a video of its debut at the U Dance!
We had an excellent afternoon following a recipe to make the BFG's favourite drink Frobscottle. We had to work as a team, follow the instructions, measure and prepare the ingredients and then finally taste the Frobscottle.
It is true...Frobscottle does make you slightly windy!!!!!!
"I learned how to peel a kiwi without making a mess!" said Macy.
Rocco said "Our Frobscottle was sort of sour and nice. I liked it."
"We had to work as a team to make sure we had followed all of the steps in the recipe," Sophie explained.
Quinn excitedly said, "I enjoyed pressing the button on the liquidiser. It was very noisy and everything was whizzing around so fast inside it."
"I learned that when you put a vitamin C tablet into the liquid mixture, it all fizzes up and looks like a reaction!" explained Faye.
"I enjoyed tasting the Frobscottle, it tasted nicer than I thought." Paddy said.
After last week's snow, Blencathra enjoyed getting out into the Spring sunshine with Jonathon for this week's cricket coaching. We were working on our bowling skills and by the end of the session there were quite a few wickets being hit.
Blencathra braved the torrential rain this morning to get to the Art exhibition at the Old Courthouse. We were fascinated by the amazing artworks particularly the peephole camera lenses, the art using sea glass and neon lights and huge discs of cast glass that reminded us of jelly! We also had a craft session where we began to make light sculpture lanterns, thinking about colour and shape. We will invite you into school to see our exhibition when they are finished.