Bastille Day 2017

Date: 14th Jul 2017 @ 4:19pm

Wow.. What a fantastic day we have had today! Celebrating Bastille Day has been full of fun and interesting activities. The children looked wonderful dressed as famous french figures or in red, white and blue!  laugh

First of all, I would like to thank all of the parents/carers for their support. The amount of food that was brought in to class today was wonderful and I can most definitely say that Class 14 (and Miss Broad and Mrs Williams, of course) have throughougly enjoyed tasting many of the different flavours of France! Secondly, on behalf of all of Class 14, would like to thank Madame Brock for all of the hard work that she has put in to today, it was most certainly enjoyed, by all! 

We started the day with a KS2 assembly, where we found out about the history of Bastille day and how it came to be. We were also treated to a play, made and created by some of the children in year 5! The children enjoyed the humour, singing along and waving the french flags. 

Then, we came back to class and began our 'savory' section of the food tasting! This included cheeses, breads, pates and a combination of meats. The children were able to judge each of the foods they tasted by writing on the food tasting sheet. The french Roule cheese proved very popular! 

After break time, we went out on to the playground to complete the treasure hunt! The children worked in pairs to answer questions about France by finding all of the laminated answers hidden around the KS2 playground and MUGA. The first team back to base and with all answers correct were crowned winners! It was great to see all of the children working together, I witnessed some great team-work! 

After lunch, we created our Art Straw paintings! On Thursday, we prepared for this by creating a firework theme on some black paper to create the illusion of fireworks in the sky. Today, we created paitings of french monuments using art straws. We created the shape and stuck them down with PVA glue, before paiting them with bronze and silver paint. Some absolutely wonderful pictures were created! (I have attached some images to showcase the children's work).

Lastly (and popularly), came the 'sweet' food tasting session. This included, Chocolate Chip Brioche, Croissant, Pain Au Chocolat, Waffle and much more! Nutella was most definitely proved to be the most popular of items.. 

So, all in all we have had a wonderful day! Not only have the children found out lots about France but they have had great fun in the process! Attached are a few pictures that I have taken of our activities throughout the day! 

Again, thank you to all for the monetray and food contributions! We would not be able to complete and provide all of these wonderful activites without all of your support. 

Miss Broad :) 

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