Earith Primary School

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In DT, Thistle have been designing and creating their own healthy wraps - using a balanced blend of food groups and flavours from our tasting session. Children have been practising their cutting techniques, using the bridge and claw grips to safely chop their ingredients.

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Daffodil Class have been finding out about Shrove Tuesday. They enjoyed taking part in pancake races in the playground. Tuesday afternoon was spent making and then tasting pancakes.

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Children in Thistle Class designed and built stable structures - inspired by toy parking garages - using cardboard and other everyday materials. They also learned how to safely use craft knives and handsaws to cut effectively.

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Children in Dahlia Class have worked hard to produce some beautifully hand-sewn cushions. After designing their cushions (and evaluating their design/fabric choices) they set to work using different stitches and techniques, to ensure that the cushions were fit for purpose. 


Bluebell Class prepared vegetables (by peeling, chopping and crushing) to create natural dyes for white cotton. Next lesson, they measured and cut the dyed material, leaving a seam allowance. Finally, they sewed scent bags using either running stitch or backstitch. 
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Daffodil class making and tasting soup and bread.
Bluebell Class had another go at braiding this week and it was brilliant to see everyone moving forward in their learning! We tried braiding plastic ribbon as well as wool. Partners gave each other clear instructions and encouragement, which was wonderful to hear!

Bluebell Class learnt about finger-loop braiding in DT this week and put great effort and concentration into this activity. Below are a few of our finished braids! We will explore some more ways of braiding next week!

As part of healthy week children in cygnet class designed and prepared different salads.

“It was nice and it was sweet.  I used a knife to cut the apple and pear.” Harry

“I like apples and bananas.  I made a pattern.”  Emily

“It was really yummy.  I needed to chop the cucumber, it was very easy.”  Eliza





Cygnet Class have made bird feeders.  We had to select the design we wanted to use and then follow the instructions.  When they were finished we hung them around the school grounds.






From Bean to Bar - finishing our sequence of learning with a 30%, 50%, 70%, 80% and 90% cocoa chocolate tasting session.

In DT, Fenland have been making our own Ancient Greek inspired Aspis (concave shields). Taking inspiration for our designs from Ancient Greek culture and art, as well as examples of existing shields, we have designed, made and evaluated our own hoplite shields.

Children in Year 4 learning how to make a traditional Greek Salad and in Year 5 & 6, Spanakopita (Spinach, Filo & Feta pie).

Having learnt about the invention of reinforced concrete, we have been investigating reinforcing own structures using select materials.

Children have learnt how to use compasses; measuring angles using a protractor to make their clocks

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