The adults that work in Apollo Class are Mr Bonallo and Miss Salter
The Learning Experience is Ice Cream Dream
The children will be visited by a milk production expert.
The children will work together in groups to design, make and market their own flavour of ice-cream.
Take home task:
Choose from one, or even more of the following:
Otherwise, choose something of your own – get creative!
Hand in date: Monday 15th October 2018
To start their experience, the children will visiting a working dairy farm where they will learn how the milk on their breakfast tables arrives. They will learn how dairy herds are looked after and the processes that are involved in the collection, storage, transportation and distribution of milk. As the weeks progress children will learn what is involved in the successful marketing of a product and will also spend time analysing food packaging to identify successful features, which they will use to generate ideas for their own ice-cream packaging. They will then be able to use this learning to inform the marketing and sales pitch for their own ice-cream.
During final weeks, the children will work in their teams and pull together the work that they have done so far to produce and perform a complete sales pitch. This will involve creating and filming a short advert designed to market their product on television, using green screen technology. Two ‘finalist groups’ will be selected from each class and the children will present their pitch to a group of judges or ‘buyers’, who will then have the tricky task of selecting the winning product. Having completed the making, packaging and advertising of their ice cream, the children will then evaluate the success of each aspect of their product.
The children will be also be using their scientific skills to investigate how to classify materials as solids, liquids and gases.
During this half term the children will be learning about the specific features of poetry and apply specific techniques when writing their own. As we progress through the term we will begin reading our class novel ‘Hoot’. This will support the children in their narrative and other fiction writing. Finally, the children will be planning and writing their own explanation text about the milking process.
Place value will be our first Maths topic this term. We will then delve into the world of mathematical fluency focusing on the four operations, both written and mental methods. Once secure, they will then develop their ability by applying these skills to reasoning and problem solving.
How you can support your child at home:
Support children in completing their Maths homework, encouraging independence where possible
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