PINE MARTEN: Class 5
To view the New Curriculum, which will come into effect from September 2019, for the Upper School
(Years 5 and 6), please take a look at the Curriculum Information page which can be found under
School Information - Key Information from the Home Page.
Ancient Egypt: Mummification
As part of our Topic on Ancient Egypt we have been learning about the process of mummification. To help us understand it, we mummified an orange. We hooked out its brain, removed the internal organs, dried it and filled it with a salt and spices. Then we wrapped it tightly in linen strips, including amulets, charms and a personal message. The oranges are now awaiting their coffins and final sarcophagi, which we are making next week. We are going to unwrap our mummified oranges on the last day in July to see what has happened.
Class Exhibition: Pop Up Harvest Restaurant
What a wonderful afternoon we all had at our Pop Up Harvest Restaurant. The children prepared a home cooked meal of Harvest vegetable soup with crusty bread. Whilst enjoying the meal the children presented an art presentation of LS Lowry which they have been working on this term and also lots of facts about Pine Martens!
After the parents were invited to look at examples of their work. We hope everyone had a lovely.
19 September 2019
Pine Martens enjoyed a morning of pizza making courtesy of Whitstable's Pizza Express this week. They learnt how pizzas are made and the ingredients used. They worked with fresh dough, rolling and forming their own bases, before adding toppings and cooking them. But probably their favourite part of the morning was be able to eat slices straight from the oven. Delicious!
This terms Learning Unit Theme 'Harmonious Habitats & Mysterious Mayans'
Well done to Iris, Ellen, Evie and Elva who led the Worship Assembly on Immigration on Monday. There was audience participation with lots of interesting conversation.
On Friday 11 January Dahl Class had their class exhibition. In the exhibition we sang The Fresh Prince of Bel Air with everyone singing or playing an instrument. Then we had some wonderful musicians playing their instruments brilliantly. We also had a Kahoot! quiz which all the parents too part in. Polly and Izzy played the heads, shoulders hips game and Nancy and Phoebe demonstrated and played the Minute Game.
Elliot showed the parents how good his handwriting is and the parents all wrote beautiful on the whiteboard to see whose parents had the best handwriting.
Thank you to all the parents and carers for coming along.
by Fin B
Please click link to see photos https://www.whitstable-endowed.kent.sch.uk/picture-gallery/
What is Coeliac Disease?
Isabella has this condition and thought it would be a lovely idea to inform her class with an insightful presentation on the condition. Thank you Isabella for sharing this with us, if you would like to find out more please click on the below link.
"I wanted to explain to my class what Coeliac Disease was and do a presentation about it to Dahl Class, so that they understand a bit more why sometimes I don't feel very well and have to be careful about what food I eat and where it's cooked. We played games with people representing 'villi', which are in your intestines and work differently for people with coeliac. I threw tennis balls which they caught easily and then netballs at one of them and they all fell over; this represented what happens to the villi when gluten hits them.
We did some activities and Mr Wren's wife had made some gluten free and non-gluten free cakes to see if anyone could taste the difference. Hopefully they all understand a bit more now."
Goodbye and Good Luck Mrs Polo
We say goodbye and good luck to Dahl Class TA Mrs Polo as she leaves on 2 November to start her maternity leave.
We wish her all the best and look forward to meeting her new bundle of joy!