A chocolate factory in 2F!
Saturday 4th July | 4 comments
What a busy week we have all had! I hope that parents and families have enjoyed the results of our hard work over the week!
Inspired by our work on ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ we have been busy creating our own special boxes of sweet treats!
Having surveyed the boxes used for chocolate packaging we improved upon our designs and created a second, larger box. The boxes were created using 2Design and make, one of the programs on Purple Mash. In Maths we explored the net of the box, measuring and working out the perimeter of the faces.
In Literacy the children the children looked at the use of adjectives, alliteration and persuasive writing in food advertising. Using a range of ingredients, they designed their own recipes for their special sweets and then thought of descriptions that would make their sweet sound delicious. The children used the blank leaflet template on Purple Mash to create their own leaflets about their treats. I think you will agree, they have done an excellent job in making them all sound simply scrumptious!
Click to open an ebook with some of our leaflets in it.
On Thursday we had an incredibly busy time, creating all the different chocolates together. Finally on Friday, the children finished off their boxes and leaflets and got to take them home full of the sweets we had created together. We hope you all enjoyed these gifts; the children all worked really hard using their Maths, ICT, Design and technology and Literacy skills all together in this one project.
As an extra chocolate challenge we also looked at these 2 puzzles in Maths.
In this game you have to use some clues to help you fill the box with chocolates. It is a brilliant game for reasoning; the children had to explain WHY they chose to put a chocolate in a particular place. (Click on the image to link)
In this game, you have to pretend you have 3 chairs set out with chocolate bars as they are in the picture. As each person enters the room, you have to decide, which would be the best chair for them to stand at, if they wanted as much chocolate as possible. (Click the image)
Special Mentions this week went to Manroop, for her brilliant Learning Log work and to Miles and Umayyah for the effort they put into their chocolate leaflets. Mathlete of the week was Ben, with an amazing score of over 7,000 points.
Have a wonderful weekend, and let’s look forward to another fun filled learning week, next week and hopefully I will have my voice back! 🙂