What a feast…

We thoroughly enjoyed cooking in the cafe with Mrs walker this afternoon. 

Some of us made some pesto which we added to some pasta and some made bruschetta. We were lucky enough to try both and they were very yummy! 

Thank you to Mrs Walker! 

Being a PE teacher…

Instead of teaching us some rugby skills in our PE lesson this morning, John (our coach from Leeds Rhinos) helped us to plan our own lesson. 

Before watching some videos of PE lessons, we thought about what a lesson needs to include. We came up with the following: 

– A warm up

– Main lesson with the different skills taught

– A cool down 

We then worked in small groups to plan our own lesson for the Premier League Primary Stars Competition. We had some interesting ideas for a fun filled PE lesson! 

Using Descriptive Vocabulary…

We spent our English lesson this morning thinking about the dangerous things we managed to avoid during our expedition to the Arctic. These included: 

– Walking across the avalanche mountains

– Walking with our backs to a giant glacier trying to avoid the huge crevasse in the ground

– The lair of the polar bear 

– Stepping across the flat icy plain (tundra). 

For each of these, we thought carefully about what we could see and hear around us as well as how we felt at the time. We worked hard to create our own word banks containing very descriptive words and phrases. These will really help us tomorrow when it comes to writing a recount of the journey. 

Our Inuit Adventure…

As well as working with Matthew and Ms Black this afternoon, we were also joined by Mr Jan Welz, a man from Czechoslovakia who left his home and travelled across the Bering Sea, where he found a better life in the far, far north living with the indigenous people there known as Inuits.

With Mr Welz’s advice, we went on our own expedition to the Arctic Circle. Luckily, we were very well equipped for the treacherous journey ahead. 

Throughout our expedition, we were very cautious of thin ice breaking underfoot and ice flows as we know how very dangerous these can be. To avoid the glaciers, we spread our legs to distribute our weight. We also had to listen very carefully for any rumbling sounds as this would mean that an avalanche was coming. 

As well as these dangers, it was important that we were always alert and ready for any animals we might meet along the way. 

On our travels, we met a polar bear! Luckily, this polar bear wasn’t vicious and actually led us to the meteorite we were searching for.The meteorite made a crackling sound, a bit like the northern lights our fellow Inuits have heard. 

We decided to use our spears as shovels and hide the meteorite in the snow in an attempt to stop any explorers finding it. Declan, who was our Shaman (holy man), helped us to say a magical spell after doing so. 

Preparing for our Inuit life…

We spent this morning preparing ourselves for our expedition to the Arctic Circle. As Inuits, we needed appropriate footwear to trudge through the snow and to keep our feet dry. We enjoyed making our own pair of mukluks (Inuit boots) using leather cloth, as unfortunately we didn’t have any seal skin. 

Some of us found the sewing aspect of this process quite tricky but we tried to be resilient like Batman.