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Week 4 (scroll down for week 3)

During the Summer Term, the focus will be Cooking and Nutrition and Textiles. 

 Email photos or just let me know how you got on: y6@henleygreen.coventry.sch.uk  

Textiles

Can you plait or weave?  This skill can be used to create new products such as rope, belts and bracelets.  Some of you designed and made bracelets with Mrs Squires/Miss Blakeman last summer term - have you still got the skill?

 

Cut and paste to this site for step by step instructions  https://nrich.maths.org/5778  

This is the equipment you will need (also include some sticky tape!)

This is the equipment you will need (also include some sticky tape!) 1
We measured our wool/cord to 25cm, which made a bracelet for Maggie. We plaited with 3, 4 and 5 threads - using 4 was the hardest!

It's important to stick the top down, it means you can keep the plaiting tight.

It's important to stick the top down, it means you can keep the plaiting tight. 1
It's important to stick the top down, it means you can keep the plaiting tight. 2
It's important to stick the top down, it means you can keep the plaiting tight. 3
It's important to stick the top down, it means you can keep the plaiting tight. 4
Here is our finished product. We realised that you have to keep the ends long so you can fix the bracelet around your wrist. Next time, we would think of a better way to do that - maybe you have a solution?

https://nrich.maths.org/5778 gives step by step instructions

 https://nrich.maths.org/5778 gives step by step instructions 1
 https://nrich.maths.org/5778 gives step by step instructions 2

Cooking and Nutrition

Week 3 was making a healthy snack using cutting skills. Everyone, from Year 1 up to Year 6, should be able to use a knife to cut food safely, some of you will need adult help and that's absolutely fine. 

 

Fruit Salad

First, you need to select your ingredients.  It doesn't matter what fruit you use, use what is in the fruitbowl or buy fruit you like from the shop. You can also use tinned fruit, like pineapple, or dried fruit, like apricots.  Bananas tend to go a bit mushy so avoid those if you can!

 

We used grapes, an apple and a pear, oranges, kiwi fruit, pineapple and apricot. You will need a small glass of orange juice or a squirt of lemon juice (it stops the apple and pear going brown).

Can you name each fruit in the picture?

Can you name each fruit in the picture? 1

Check with an adult before you do this bit.

Carefully peel and chop the fruit to the size you want. Look how Maggie is using the 'bridge cut' - it keeps your fingers safe!

Maggie's friend was also making a fruit salad at her house.

Maggie's friend was also making a fruit salad at her house. 1
After a lot of chopping......
Picture 1
It all went in a bowl with 100ml of orange juice and we had it with our lunch. Very tasty (and healthy!)
Picture 1

Let us know how yours turned out! Email me at y6@henleygreen.coventry.sch.uk

Mrs Korzeniewski

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