Danica

This author Danica Lesser has created 15 entries.

12 Sep

Maths Place Value Presentations

                                                              The children presented their chosen numbers in various forms and answered questions from the audience, demonstrating their knowledge of place value. They represented their numbers in words, digits, expanded form and base ten form. They were also able to add and subtract 1000/100/10/1 to their chosen numbers. Year 4 children...

28 Aug

4 Sipi’s thoughts from our ‘Active Planet’ Entry Point

Year 4 children took part in an earthquake simulation this afternoon as the Entry Point for their IPC unit ‘Active Planet’. In this unit they will be learning about natural disasters through science and geography topics. After a fake earthquake in the school, they worked in emergency response teams to ensure everyone was safe and accounted for! Here are their thoughts about the experience: Today we pretended to react to an earthquake. My job was to be a counselor and my...

22 May

My Island life

This week in 4 Sipi, we were lucky enough to have three kind parents come in to talk to us about their experiences living on different islands. Linking to our IPC unit ‘Island Life’, we asked a lot of questions about geographical features of the islands and also about the culture in Samoa, Hawaii and Reunion Island. Here are a few of the interesting things we found out… Samoa: – In Samoa, women wear a flower in their hair on the right side...

03 Apr

Chocolate Sale

Year 4 children raised money for CORSU, by baking and advertising their chocolate treats and then selling them to members of the Ambrosoli community. The children worked in groups to produce adverts and posters promoting their brands and products. They had a great time selling their treats, after weeks of hard work and lots of learning all about chocolate! ...

14 Mar

Fairtrade Banana Smoothies

We made banana smoothies, while learning all about the challenges of trading and the importance of fair trade. We had to trade items with other groups to get all the ingredients and equipment we needed. We learnt a lot and connected this experience to our learning about fairtrade in our chocolate unit in IPC. ...

12 Feb

Chocolate Workshop

We enjoyed our chocolate workshop with local chocolate producer, Moonbean, yesterday. We learnt about the importance of bean selection before roasting, winnowing and grinding beans and then mixing and refining ingredients. After conching, tempering and molding, we each had chocolate treats we had made to take home! What a wonderful day. ...

01 Feb

Chocolate Planet Stories – 4 Sipi characters

Year 4 Sipi children introduced their characters from the Chocolate Planet stories they are working on, during Open Morning. They had invented their characters through writing, drawing and drama tasks and then brought them to life with props and costumes and some excellent acting! We met these characters from the chocolate planet on Open Morning. They answered questions in their roles very well! 4 ...