Ugandan-style food tasting

For our Year 6 DT project this term, the children will be designing, making and eating a Ugandan-style  meal. The children have already carried out some research on the internet about popular Ugandan foods, but today Mr Stanley prepared some Ugandan food for the children to taste. The food included:

Roast potatoes – In Uganda these are known as Irish potatoes

Sweet potatoes – some of our Ugandan friends refer to them as sweat potatoes

Beef muchomo – pieces of beef marinated in oil, garlic and mild curry powder grilled to perfection.

Plantain chips – Green banana chips lightly salted.

Salad – red onion, carrot & cabbage

Chapatti – made from flour, water with a tiny pinch of salt.

Katchembali – another salad with tomato, green pepper, onion and chilli.

The children took the opportunity to taste all the foods. They then had to complete an evaluation form giving each food a mark out of ten and explaining why they awarded the mark. Next, the children will have to design their own Ugandan plate of food covering the major food groups.

We would like to ask our Ugandan friends what British food would they like to eat?

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Work for Snow Day Closure

The following work is to be completed during the Snow Day on Thursday.

Education City: There are six exercises. Choose four to complete (two maths and two English comprehensions)

English: read the poem Snow by Walter de la Mare below. Write your own snow poem in this style (De la Mare uses an ABCB rhyming pattern) or a style of your own.

No breath of wind,
No gleam of sun –
Still the white snow
Whirls softly down
Twig and bough
And blade and thorn
All in an icy
Quiet, forlorn.
Whispering, rustling,
Through the air
On still and stone,
Roof, – everywhere,
It heaps its powdery
Crystal flakes,
Of every tree
A mountain makes;
‘Til pale and faint
At shut of day
Stoops from the West
One wint’ry ray,
And, feathered in fire
Where ghosts the moon,
A robin shrills
His lonely tune.

 

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Uganda Travel Guides

In geography we have coninued our studies of Uganda. We havebeen looking at photos of rural and urban Uganda and also watched the film, Queen of Katwe, with a focus on identifying what life in Kampala might be like.

The children then wrote travel guides based on these evidence sources. We would like to know what our Ugandan friends think of our guides.

Jake

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Eloise

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Joe

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Jessica

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Persuasive speeches from The Island

In English, we have been studying Armin Greder’s novel, The Island, about the problems a stranger causes a community when he washes up on their shore. We decided that we would write a speech given to the rest of the villagers by the fisherman, who thinks that the stranger should be allowed to stay. The fisherman is a complex character and the insinuation is that although he has a conscience, he doesn’t feel that the stranger should have the same  rights as the rest of the islanders.

Here are some examples of the children’s speeches:

Celeste

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Sam B

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Ibtisam

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Oscar

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Alex C

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Olivia

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Mungo

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Jack G

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Ella

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Arwen

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Jasmine E

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Jessica E

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Which is the real Uganda?

In geography, we have started our new topic on Uganda and we look forward to seeing lots of parents at our assembly on Wednesday to find out about our learning.

This week we have been looking at different photos of Uganda. We divided the class into two groups and gave each group a set of photos (in the limited time we had, the children were unable to make notes on every photo). For each photo the children had to complete a proforma giving the photo a title, writing down everything they could see in the photo and then explaining what they could learn about Uganda from the photo. The next step was for the group to come together and to compile their findings. They were then tasked with compiling a summary of their findings. This is what they wrote:

Group One

Uganda is a rural country and they work very hard. When you look at the pictures, the people are working well. The children are also expected to work, so everyone gets involved. In photo 8 the children are working and in photo 17 they are helping a man collect water. Among the jobs they carry out in the countryside are making charcoal, fishing (we think), picking tea and slaughtering animals.

Group Two

Uganda has some very new buildings that look very nice, but there are also some buildings that are not so well funded. we know thius because in photo 5 there is a magnificent mosque that is clearly a very expensive building. In photo 2 the road is very dusty and the buildings look as if they are about to fall down.

Sport is clearly very popular in Uganda as in three of the photos there is a common theme of sport. In photo 1 you can see lots of sports equipment in a big store, and in photos 16 and 20 there are big stadiumns for them to play rugby and football.

In Uganda, there are police patrolling the streets and they are very well protected. This shows us that they have less trust in the civilians.

These photos show us a very urban view of Uganda.

The children were able to identify the fact that Uganda is a mix of rural and urban areas and is therefore a very diverse country.

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Sam’s brilliant cyclops homework

Rowan Class homework last week was to write a description of the cyclops, Polyphemus. Here’s Sam’s brilliant writing.

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