Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate!

In English this week, we read the book The Dead Family Diaz – a beautifully illustrated story based around the festival of Dia de los Muertos.  We researched this joyful celebration which honours the spirits of the deceased.  We learned some of the Spanish words for the objects which form an integral part in preparation for writing a story in the coming week.  

The stand out lesson of the week had to be the topic lesson on chocolate.  Mayans were the first people to discover the precious cacao beans and they believed they were a gift from the gods.  They would dry, grind, and mix the beans with water and chilli to create a drink and even used them as currency to trade.  The children had the opportunity to touch, smell and taste cocoa nibs, cocoa butter and then four different types of chocolate of varying from 90% dark chocolate to extra creamy and then a final chocolate where they had to identify the missing ingredient!

In PE, we have been preparing for the Sports Hall Games – an indoor athletics competition which will be held in January.  So far, we done relays, soft javelin, long jump and speed bounce. 

Homework:

Topic – Slides about 2 South American countries

Maths – Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Spelling x 10 sentences

Reading x 3

 

Have a great weekend!