Global Week-Switzerland

This week we have been visiting Switzerland.

Our Week started with an introductory assembly lead by Mrs Johanson. The theme of the week was FESTIVALS and CELEBRATIONS . Mrs Johanson had found some information about the Yodelfest.

Eidenossisches Jodelfest – The yodel, probably originated in the Stone Age as a call from mountain to mountain. Today there are around 2,000 Swiss yodeling songs.

In the afternoon we went back to our atlases and maps of Europe to find Switzerland and then shared some of our homework investigations. We found lots of interesting facts.


Did you know….

William shared his Power Point. Others produced posters and information sheets.

Nearly everyone guessed my favourite  food from Switzerland was chocolate!

On Tuesday we started our investigations into Swiss festivals and celebrations. We worked in groups of four and chose one festival to research.

we also shared more homework

Sofia shared her Power Point and Sophie showed us a lovely Swiss made musical box, it was very delicate and you could see all the workings inside. It played a beautiful tune.

Jamie shared the photographs of a festival he had seen while he was living in Switzerland.

His mummy wrote:

Here are a few photos of the DESALPAGE
which takes place in Switzerland in October each year,
the cows are walked down from the mountains
( where they have spent the summer) to their farm
barns for the winter. The cows that produce the
most milk get the biggest bells and flowers on their head!

Wednesday was Science Day.

Incredible Ingredients.

As scientists we predicted, researched, made investigations, experimented, and drew conclusions.

Our challenge was to find out what is in the food we eat.

We now know what things are in our food and why we need to eat a balanced diet.

We then had a taste test with some Swiss foods-

Myself and Mrs Barker were surprised how many of you enjoyed the Sauerkraut, the cheese was not very popular but the Alpen and chocolate was definitely a hit.

In the afternoon our challenge was to find out how much sugar there is in fizzy drinks.

The Great Sugar Search

We were not allowed to look at the labels this time. We had to think about what we could do to test this – with a little bit of help – we decided that the heaviest cans would contain the most sugar and that these would sink.

First we made our predictions – I think this will happen –

Then we carries out our tests… This is what we did –

Then we wrote our conclusions – This is what we found out…

We had a fantastic Science Day.

This morning, everyone in school celebrated Holi Festival.

We had a wonderful time making our powder paint poster

This afternoon we made flowers and a cow bell as part of our work on Swiss festivals. Please come to School Meeting tomorrow afternoon to find out why.


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