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Trewern with Yr6

Good morning from Trewern. We had a long journey up yesterday, arriving around 7pm followed by an interesting couple of hours watching children unpacking and trying to make their beds, rounded off by a walk around the grounds in the beautiful peace of the late evening. We gazed at stars and listened to the soft […]

Democracy at work

We had a great couple of days in school with pupils voting for School Council Representatives, House Captains and Vice House Captains. We had over 100 candidates. All pupils were eligible to stand for the KS2 Council Representatives, Year 6 pupils for House Captains and Yr 5 for Vice House Captains. Speeches were heard and […]

Tofu

Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food cultivated by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in East Asian, Southeast Asian and West African cuisines.

Soy sauce chicken

Soy sauce chicken is a traditional Cantonese cuisine dish made of chicken cooked with soy sauce.

Rice Dumplings

Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo, reed, or other large flat leaves. They are cooked by steaming or boiling.

From rhubarb to crumble

Rhubarb is packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds, and other nutrients that make it ideal for keeping our bodies healthy. Some of these precious components are dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, B complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.

Home baking

  Homemade cakes – the yellow rose is made from strips of fresh mango. Baking is a method of cooking food that uses prolonged dry heat, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones. The most common baked item is bread but many other types of foods are baked. Heat is gradually transferred “from […]

Buffett dining

  Can you identify the different food groups?

Cantonese Cuisine

Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisine originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world.

magic cake

It’s layered custard cake — the top layer is a sponge-cake, the middle layer is custard, and the bottom layer is fudge-like.

Homemade chicken pie with potatoes from the garden.

Pilgrims brought English-style, meat-based recipes with them to the colonies. While pumpkin pie, which is first recorded in a cookbook in 1675, originated from British spiced and boiled squash, it was not popularized in America until the early 1800s.   The Chicken Pot Pie originated from Greece. They took cooked meats and placed them in open pastry shells that […]

100% organically grown potatoes.

I dug these up in the garden this morning. The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. The word “potato” may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber.

Homemade coconut tart

Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium,calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow’s milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance.

An East Asian snack – red bean cakes.

Adzuki beans are an awesome source of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and they’re used to make red bean paste. They’re packed with protein, fiber, folate, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, zinc, iron, thiamine, vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin, calcium and more.

Succulent pan-fried chicken thigh on a bed of spicy curly fries, with a side of beans and fresh salad.

Recommended daily intake for children: Children should eat meat or chicken three to four times a week and two or more portions of fish each week, one of whichshould be an oily variety like tuna, sardines or salmon. Protein foods like cheese or eggs are a good source for breakfast.

Baby potatoes, crispy fried chicken, spicy hot wings, French fires and fresh salad.

There are seven building blocks for a healthy diet, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Add water to the mix and you’re shaping up nicely! We take energy from food in the form of kilojoules.

Home-made steamed pork buns and chilli sauce.

Starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein. choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

Home-made ‘½ pounder’ turkey burger with crunchy curly fries and equally crunchy salad.

Is this a healthy plate? A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. Children with a poor diet run the risk of growth and developmental problems and poor academic performance.

Black pepper oven-baked mackerel and mixed-pepper salad.

base meals on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein. choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

Mash potatoes, broccoli and homemade chicken pie.

balanced diet definition. A diet that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health.

Is this a healthy meal?

Chicken broth soup noodles, poached eggs, tomatoes and spring onions. The crucial part of healthy eating is a balanced diet. A balanced diet – or a good diet – means consuming from all the different good groups in the right quantities. Nutritionists say there are five main food groups – whole grains, fruit and vegetables, protein, diary, and fat & sugar.

Fish and chips (and salad).

Recommended daily intake for children: Children should eat meat or chicken three to four times a week and two or more portions of fish each week, one of whichshould be an oily variety like tuna, sardines or salmon. Protein foods like cheese or eggs are a good source for breakfast.

Is this a healthy plate?

Mash potatoes, turkey mince, and your entire 5-a-day: carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes and green pepper. There are seven building blocks for a healthy diet, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Add water to the mix and you’re shaping up nicely! We take energy from food in the form of kilojoules.

Which one of these is the healthiest plate?

Which one of these is the healthiest plate? Sweet chilli, lamb kebab, barbecue chicken and ribs on a bed of white rice. Stir fried noodles with barbeque pork, cabbage, carrots, and coriander. Boiled potatoes, a chicken wing and fried eggs.

Year 5 are thinking about…

Where they get information and how opinions are formed. How believing in false information can hurt us and others. What we can do to treat others fairly.

In R.E, Year 5 children are thinking about the difference between humans and animals.

The essential difference between animals and humans is the ability to self-reflect. A chimpanzee, our closest genetic relative (around 99% similar in DNA), can be taught to do basically everything a human can, though of course at a more generally primitive level. No chimp can self-reflect, that is, take that mental and spiritual leap of […]

Healthy Schools Award – Gold

Healthy Schools London school's celebration event. City Hall, London with Mrs L Buckle Yr 2 second from the right. Thank you Mrs Buckle for all your fantastic work getting the school up to the Gold Standard.

Autism Awareness Week – Meet Julia a new character in Sesame Street.

Autism Awareness Week

This week is Autism Awareness Week. At John Perry Primary we have specialist teachers, teaching assistants and support workers who work with a group of children with autism in our ARP (Additional Resourced Provision) who are led by Mrs Fallows. We are looking to raise the awareness of the children, parents and all those who […]

What are you doing online?

What are doing online that can have an impact on your family? Never leave your location based services enabled on social media sites. Children use social media especially on their phones so if their ‘GPS’ is left on, then anyone can know where they are, especially if your child walks home alone. Be careful with […]

Music Festival 2017!

A big WELL DONE! to the children and staff that took part in the 2017 Barking and Dagenham music festival. It was a great success and the children had an amazing time. They sung beautifully and the year 6 guitars played extraordinarily. We would also like to say a big well done to the other schools […]

Author Jack Trelawny visits John Perry Primary

It was fabulous having a visit from the inspiring author Jack Trelawny this morning. He came armed with his tales of Kurnowland and very unusual animals. It was really useful for the children to try and understand where an author gets his or her inspiration. Jack was very keen to pass on his tips for […]

Friendship Week

During Friendship Week, Year 6 joined together with Year 5 and took up a challenge to make the tallest tower out of spaghetti. This was hard work and most importantly required teamwork. Everyone was soon working together with their spaghetti, bits of Plasticine and sticky tape to create the tallest possible tower.

Up Periscope

In science, Year 6 have been studying Light. We have found out that light travels in straight lines. We made periscopes using cereal boxes and showed that light bounces off the two mirrors into our eyes and lets us see objects round corners or above windows.  

Merry Christmas

A Mad Mad World