On 25th September children across the school enjoyed a Spanish themed day. After an assembly on Hispanic culture, the children returned to their classes to learn about the food, traditions and festivals of Spanish speaking countries. In year 6, the children enjoyed making pan de Cataluňa, Spanish bread rubbed with garlic, tomato and olive oil. Year 5 made tortilla while Year 2 put their culinary skills to the test by making gaspacho. At the end of the day, parents were invited to come into school so that the children could share their learning.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
On Tuesday 11th September, Year 5 visited York as part of their topic on the Vikings. The children went to Jorvik Viking Centre where they participated in a range of activities linked to their topic. They were interested to find out about the way Vikings lived, the food they ate and the clothes they wore.
On Friday 7th September, Year 4 discovered the mysteries of an Ancient Egyptian burial ceremony. We recreated the scenes and aromas of Ancient Egypt, investigated and handled artefacts used in mummification and discovered the clothing and makeup of an Egyptian Princess.
On Tuesday 4th, Year 6 enjoyed finding out more about the Tudors during their topic launch day. The day began with the children learning about and playing popular Tudor games such as chess. Later on, the children practised their Tudor dancing in the hall and successfully managed to learn the steps to the pavanne. In the afternoon, the children enjoyed a Tudor banquet while finding out about popular foods and cooking methods during the Tudor period.
On Monday 3rd September, the first day back at school, everybody at Edna G. Olds Academy participated in a Core Behaviours Day. Linking to the core behaviours which are being developed in school, the children in each class participated in a variety of activities aimed at improving the skills of resilience, motivation, tolerance and respect. We really enjoyed the activities and we could see which behaviours we had to use to complete each challenge!