The Wonderful Westwood Wedding
On Tuesday afternoon we received a letter with the book The Scarecrows Wedding. It asked us to make 2 scarecrows. We chose to make a boy and girl scarecrow just like we saw on the front cover but we didn't know who wanted us to make them?
We had lots of fun creating the scarecrows!
We stuffed them with paper and straw.
Afterwards we had a go at unscrambling a mixed up sentence and then used our super writing skills to practise our formation, trying to sit letters on the line.
The next day we arrived at school to find a love heart between the two scarecrows. Why was it there?
We then discussed who we loved and why. Have a look at writing below!
We began this week by looking at different pictures and used our talk partners to find out what they were. Some of us were quick to spot that they were all pictures of Churches. We compared the similarities and differences between the pictures. W then found out that we would would be visiting a Church later in the week and had a go at writing down what we hoped to see there.
We went to visit our local church and look up close at identifying some of the key features that we had previously looked at in class.
We even had a practice Wedding to understand what would happen at our very own Westwood Wedding whilst securing the venue.
After visiting the Church, we wrote about some of the features that we saw there and had a go at creating our very own stained glass windows!
After learning about the traditional place that Christians get married, we decided to have a look and learn about other cultures. We learnt about Islam and their traditional venue for marriage is at the Mosque.
We read a book called Nadia’s Hand which introduced us to understanding some practices done in preparing for a wedding. We learnt what Mehndi is and that many girls and brides will decorate their hands in henna for the celebration.
We enjoyed having a go that the types of dancing that would be done at the celebrations.
We were also very lucky to have a parent come in and have henna put on us.
They also brought in some of their special outfits and jewellery to show us.
We then learnt about the meaning of the different Mehndi symbols and had a go at design our own.
Today a Bride and Groom wandered into School as they were looking for the Church ready to attend their Wedding! The Bride looked beautiful in her dress and the Groom was very smart in his suit. They were very excited for their big day but they had forgotten that they needed flowers for their Wedding. We decided to help them by creating them some special tissue paper flowers.
Next we made a list of everything that we would need for our Westwood Wedding to make sure that we won't forget anything like they did.
A dress! We loved looking at the Bride's beautiful dress and then got to see what Wedding used to look like a few years ago! We were then keen to design our own. Some of us drew a wedding dress and some of us designed a dress by cutting ad sticking pieces like flowers and bows on to a template. Once we were happy with our designs we wrote a sentence about them. What do you think?
Today we received a note from a baker. He was trying to decide on what flavour to bake his wedding cake but couldn’t decide. He left us some different cakes to taste test so we could give our opinion.
We tested chocolate cake, lemon cake and Victoria sponge. We collated our data to see which one was the most popular. Chocolate cake was a clear winner!
We then did some writing to say which cake we liked and why.
Then we wrote out a list of ingredients that we would need to bake our own chocolate wedding cake so we could bake it in time for our wedding!
It was time to bake our chocolate Wedding cake! We took it in turns to measure out the ingredients and mix them up. Then it was time to bake it.
Finally we are Wedding ready!
What a Wonderful Wedding Day!
A big thank you to everybody that came and celebrated with us. You all helped us to make the day as special as could be by providing, outfits, flowers, cakes and turning up to witness the ceremony at the Church!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!