Today was National Poetry Day. The whole school took part in a poetry slam. I was very proud of our class who performed with all of Early Years and listened to the other class poems . We then learnt and performed a poem as the whole school.
Class 3 had a fantastic morning at Forest School today. We became the ‘Hilltop Hedgehogs’ and had great fun exploring and finding out on the school field. Group 2 cannot wait until they go next week and we are all really looking forward to our future sessions which will take part in the park. Many thanks to all parents who sent in appropriate clothing and made the day run smoothly.
Wow! What a week we have had. We have loved having the children in school and they have settled in very well. By the end of this week everyone will have had PE. We were impressed with how well the children had a go at getting changed. Please keep practising at home so the children can become even more independent. We hope you are all very proud of your children, as we are too!
Mrs Ready and Mrs Doe
Class 3 had a lovely afternoon today, cooking with Mrs Walter. We used a recipe to make some lovely Victoria Sponges.
Here is the recipe if you would like to cook them at home.
3 large eggs
175g cater sugar
175g self-raising flour
175g butter at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
First cream the butter and the sugar together.
Next add the beaten eggs slowly.
Then add the flour and the vanilla extract and whisk them together.
Divide the mixture between 12 cake cases and bake in a pre heated oven (190c 375f gas mark 5) for 15 mins.
Let us know if you try these at home.
We have been looking at the painting Mr and Mrs Andrews by Thomas Gainsborough.
Class 3 were very interested in the countryside setting of the painting, so we decided to create our own countryside scene. The children used collage and worked together to make the picture.
We think Thomas Gainsborough would have been very impressed with our work!
Class 3 have watched our caterpillars as they have transformed into butterflies. We were lucky enough that we saw 2 emerging from their cocoons on Monday. Today we said goodbye to the butterflies and watched in amazement as they flew off to find their new homes!
Class 3 have enjoyed being chefs today, making pirate cookies. We mixed, weighed and followed instructions and noticed what happened to the mixture when the cookies came out of the oven.
The best bit of all was eating the cookies at our pirate party. Mrs Ready and Mrs Doe enjoyed that bit too!!
Class 3 would love to help you to make the cookies at home so here is the recipe and method.
You will need:
- 125g butter, softened
- 100g light brown soft sugar
- 125g caster sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 225g self-raising flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 200g chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4
- Cream butter and sugars, once creamed, combine in the egg and vanilla.
- Sift in the flour and salt, then the chocolate chips.
- Roll into walnut size balls, for a more homemade look, or roll into a long, thick sausage shape and slice to make neater looking cookies.
- Place on ungreased baking paper. If you want to have the real Millies experience then bake for just 7 minutes, till the cookies are just setting – the cookies will be really doughy and delicious. Otherwise cook for 10 minutes until just golden round the edges.
- Take out of the oven and leave to harden for a minute before transferring to a wire cooling rack. These are great warm, and they also store well, if they don’t all get eaten straight away!
Today group 2 had a wonderful time at forest school in the sun. We made a rope ladder and a swing and worked together to make a bug house out of sticks.
As the weather is now getting warmer please can all children come into school with a water bottle and a sun hat.
Class 3 Team.
The children have been thinking hard about our new pirate topic and have enjoyed using the laptops to draw a pirate face.
We have produced some wonderful pirate WANTED posters and have demonstrated some fantastic writing skills.
If you have any pirate stories at home please bring them into class so we can share them.
What a busy couple of weeks!
Class 3 have been learning about the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
We have been painting, writing and thinking about healthy food.
On Friday we made very delicious caterpillars out of cucumber, peppers and tomatoes. Then we got to eat them. Yummy!!
The children have been learning about the jobs of the author and illustrator when creating a story. We have been illustrators and this week we will become authors, writing our own stories about the caterpillar. I look forward to hearing exciting tales of the Caterpillar at his parties.