Whole School Blog
Roots to Food: Week commencing 12th February 2024
This week at Kents Hill we have been lucky enough to all take part in a Roots to Food workshop! This year, we were transported to Greece and we cooked Keftedes (Greek Meatballs), Tzatziki, Greek Salad and Rice. We learnt lots of new skills and terminology from Darren during the workshop such as, marinating and why that is such an important step in cooking. We also learnt how to do the bridge and the claw chopping techniques to ensure we were all cutting the vegetables safely.
When we tasted our dishes, we were blown away with how amazing it was!
Lots of us can't wait to cook the recipe again at home, the link is below:
Comic Relief: 17.03.2023
The children have enjoyed celebrating Red Nose Day today and we had some fantastic costumes! They have had lots of fun taking part in exciting activities including the SSP virtual dance challenge. Thank you for all your kind donations.
World Book Day - Breakfast Cafe: 02.03.2023
Thank you to all parents/carers that attended our World Book Day breakfast cafe - we had a fantastic turnout and the children really enjoyed sharing their "I can see me" stories.
Happy Tank Parent Workshop - 25.01.23
Please see link below for information on The Happy Tank parent workshop following the parent drop in session on 25.01.2023.
Year 5 & 6 Girls Southend United Community Games Football Tournament - 24.11.2022
Congratulations to the following girls who participated in the Year 5 and 6 Girls Southend United Community Games Football Tournament at Garons Park on Thursday.
I am delighted to confirm that the girls came 1st out of the 15 schools that participated. The team played brilliantly and were great role models for the school. They now go onto to represent Southend United Football Club in the Nationals competition next March 2023.
Evie Cross—6EKF Lily-Rose S - 6NA Katie W—5BL
Nancy A - 6LT Violet S—6NA Krystal C—6NA
Emily T - 6NA
Year 5 & 6 Girls Football Tournament - 05.10.2022
Congratulations to the following girls who participated in the Year 5 and 6 Girls Football Tournament at Waterside Leisure Centre on Wednesday.
I am delighted to confirm that the girls came 2nd out of the 20 schools that participated. The team played brilliantly and were great role models for the school.
Nancy A - 6LT
Emily T - 6NA
Lily-Rose S - 6NA
This week, as a whole school, we have all participated in Roots to Food Workshops where we have learnt to make Buna Masala with either chicken or butter beans served with spring onion and coriander rice.
We all got to wear chef hats and aprons to look the part! We learnt the nutritional value of all of the ingredients – carbs for energy, protein for growth, vitamins and minerals in the vegetables and why each part is important for our body. We also reminded ourselves of how the vegetables grow e.g. carrots grow in the soil and contain lots of vitamin A!
We then went on to learn how to ensure all of our food would finish cooking at the same time and we ensured our protein and vegetables were cut to even sizes to allow for even cooking - this prevented us from over-cooking anything and losing the nutritional value of vegetables. We used our new-found cooking skills of the chopping technique, the claw when chopping and slicing veg. We practiced our stirring, mixing, folding, marinating, peeling, steaming, pouring, sealing the garlic into the chicken/butter beans and then finally serving our final dish and tasting it!
Our food tasted delicious and it was so rewarding knowing we had put in all the hard work to help create it! We used fantastic teamwork and listening skills throughout the whole workshop!
Please click on the link below for the yummy recipe:
October 2021 - Year 5 and 6 Girls Football Tournament
Congratulations to the girls below who participated in the Year 5 and 6 Girls Football Tournament at Waterside Leisure Centre on Wednesday.
I am delighted to confirm that the girls won out of the 14 teams that participated. The team played brilliantly and were great role models
for the school. They will now go through to the County Finals.
Nancy A - 5JW
Emily T - 5EKF
Lily-Rose S - 5EKF
Josie A - 6DF
Francesca W - 6DF
Chloe F - 6HW
Emma M-H - 6HW
Ava-Rose W - 6HW
Brooke F - 6HW
Bella S - 6HW