Created by Room 5 Children
(Indian Ink and Dye Wash)
Grace (Year 5)
Laurel (Year 4)
Georgie (Year 5)
Nicholas (Year 5)
Eugene (Year 5)
James (Year 4)
Memento (Year 5)
Room 5 children are learning to write ‘Explanations’ about ‘Innovative’ objects found in the Kitchen.
The Potato Peeler
A potato peeler is a tool that is found in the kitchen. The potato peeler is used to peel potatoes and other vegetables.
The potato peeler has a plastic handle and a blade that is also a lever. The potato peeler is made in plastic and comes in all sorts of different colours. The potato peeler cuts the protective layer off the potato.
The special innovative feature of this potato peeler is the scooper at the top that scoops out the eyes of the potato.
The Apple Cutter
An apple cutter is used to cut apples into even slices. The apple cutter has two handles and eight metal blades that form the circular structure. The apple cutter comes in many colours and styles.
To use an apple cutter, place the cutter on top of the apple, then push down hard until the apple cutter has reached the bottom of the apple.
A special feature of the apple cutter is the circle holding the blades together, this feature takes out the core of the apple.
The Banana Slicer
The banana slicer is usually found in the kitchen. It is used to cut bananas evenly into two-dimensional circles.
The banana slicer is shaped like a banana and is coloured yellow. The blades are so sharp they could easily cut you!
Once the banana is peeled, you place the banana inside the slicer. By pressing down carefully, the lever pushes the blades evenly through the banana.
The banana slicer has a special feature at the top that allows you to put your thumb in the groove to give you a good grip for cutting, the groove also stops you cutting yourself.
Recently some children in Room 5 celebrated with their families ‘Diwali’. Grace wrote the following about what ‘Diwali’ is and the significance of Rangoli patterns.
Diwali is a special holiday that celebrates the Hindu New Year and lasts up to five days. Children have a holiday from school so they can take part in the parties, games that include board games and fireworks late at night.
The last day of the holiday is a special day for brothers and sisters called Bhaiya-Doo. On this day brothers give special presents or gifts to their sisters, the brothers also cook and look after their sisters.
A Rangoli pattern is a design made on the floor in the house to welcome friends and families. The bright patterns encourage ‘Lakshmi’ the goddess of wealth and good fortune to enter their homes.