The Year 5 children had an exciting opportunity to Skype with children in India, at a school called Bhojwas, showcasing work they had all produced in response to the theme Cuisines around the world. They demonstrated their presentation skills with a short PowerPoint and a video of themselves cooking different dishes. The children were brilliant at communicating and sharing ideas with those who speak a different language, thousands of miles away.
Year 5 has also had some visitors who came to talk about Ethiopia. One demonstrated and taught the children how to cook some traditional curries! They thought they were yummy (although maybe a bit HOT); they also dressed in traditional clothing and learned about Ethiopian ceremonies.
Back in the technology world, year 5 had a rather exciting live coding lesson from the BBC which taught them how important coding would be for many of their future jobs. They even got to look at how The Voice chair works and hear from Will.i.am.