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Muddy Puddles! (+video)

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Muddy Puddles! (+video)

Update – Our Muddy Puddle Walk raised an amazing £306.50!

Thank you for all your sponsors!

This week was our Muddy Puddle walk for Save the Children. Have a look at our video…

We went on a walk all around school, up and around the secret garden and around the new pitch at the top of our school, it was a long way for little legs!

On the way we looked out for Peppa Pig and his friends hiding all around.

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It was a lovely sunny day but we still wanted some puddles so when we got to the top of the hill we tipped out buckets of water and jumped in the mud!

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When we got back we raised even more money by having a bake sale for parents and teachers. We had lots of fun and raised money for a great cause.

How can you continue learning at home?

We have talked a lot about charity this week and how there are people who aren’t as lucky as us. Everybody really wanted to look after other people and thought about ways we can help people. There were lots of questions and ideas about how we can help others.

You could talk to your grown-up about what charity means

At home you could think about ways to help others like your family and friends

You could donate old toys or clothes you no longer want

You could go on your own walk to somewhere new

You could bake buns or cakes at home

Click here to find out more about the Muddy Puddles Event and Save the Children.

Easy Peasy Pizza!

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Easy Peasy Pizza!

After having a lovely time celebrating Pancake Day the children thought we should have a new celebration, ‘Pizza Day!’

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We had an easy peasy recipe for making pizza dough – 1 cup of self-raising flour and 1 cup of yoghurt. We mixed them together then chopped up vegetables for the topping.

We walked around school and took orders from the grown-ups in school.

Then we cooked our pizza thinking about how to keep ourselves safe.

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In the classroom we made pizzas in the workshop.

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Then we sold the pizzas in our pizza restaurant. Pizza cost 1 penny a slice so we counted how much money we had and how much pizza we could buy.

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Then we ate our pizza in the restaurant!

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What were we learning about? 

We learnt how to be safe using knives to cut and cooking in the oven.

We were learning to talk to less familiar adults and to ask questions.

We learnt about changes and what happens when we mix ingredients together and cook things.

We learnt the names of vegetables and to try new things.

In our restaurant we learnt to count out amounts. We learnt about numbers as we exchanged 1 penny for 1 piece of pizza.

We all took different roles with children making the pizza, selling the pizza, waiting on the tables and being the customers.

How can you continue learning at home? 

Why not have a go at making pizza at home? Just mix one cup of self-raising flour with one cup of yoghurt. Top tip for a crispy base let a tray get hot in the oven first and then put your dough on.

We were a bit unsure about some vegetable names especially onions, mushrooms and peppers. Try pointing out vegetable names when cooking or shopping.

We had lots of fun buying and selling pizza. Why not make your own shop at home? You can use pennies and toys or even things from your kitchen cupboards to buy and sell.

 

 

Run, Run as Fast as You Can, You Can’t Catch Me I’m the Gingerbread Man!

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Run, Run as Fast as You Can, You Can’t Catch Me I’m the Gingerbread Man!

In nursery we have been enjoying reading traditional tales. First we read the story of The Gingerbread Man and had lots of gingerbread fun…

We used boxes and paper mache to make a gingerbread house then used it to retell the story

We made marks and patterns in ginger

We rescued the gingerbread men in the water tray

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We drew gingerbread men on the whitebaord

We rolled the dice and counted buttons onto the gingerbread men

Outside we made gingerbread houses

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We made gingerbread play dough

We had lots of fun following recipes and baking gingerbread men!

 

How can you continue learning at home? 

You could bake your own gingerbread men

You could make your own gingerbread play dough – just add a little ginger and orange.brown colouring to normal play dough

You could draw your own gingerbread men

You could draw around gingerbread men cookie cutters

Use ginger or salt in a tray to make marks and patterns

 

Elephant Baking

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Elephant Baking

This week we have been doing some elephant themed baking ready for Macmillan Coffee Morning (Today) and Grandparent’s Afternoon Tea (on Monday).

We decided to make elephant cake pops. They were a bit messy!

First we crumbled up cake and mixed it with frosting. Then we rolled it into balls and popped it in the fridge.

 

After that we melted white and blue chocolate over a candle so the children could watch it change. Then we dipped the cake pops in and added buttons and icing for the elephant’s face.

 

 

After a few melted elephant faces we also made some sparkly cake pops…

Then we made Elmer biscuits. We mixed our ingredients and rolled them out and cut them into elephant shapes.

Once they were baked we decorated them with icing sugar and smarties.

Once all our baking was finished we took them to be sold for Macmillan Coffee Morning and bought some of our own!

We had a lovely time baking. We hope everyone enjoyed our elephants!

All About Elephants

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All About Elephants

This week we have been doing lots of learning about elephants!

We have been finding elephants everywhere…

We visited the library to find some elephant stories…

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We made a giant Elmer outside and learnt about our colours…

We also learnt about our colours and practised our cutting and threading…

We have been doing lots of elephant baking for Macmillan Coffee Morning and Grandparents Afternoon Tea …

We even learnt some elephant songs …

Elephants Have Wrinkles 

Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles,

Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles everywhere,

On their toes (on their toes)

No-one knows (no-one knows)

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Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles,

Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles everywhere,

On their knees (on their knees)

On their toes (on their toes)

No-one knows (no-one knows)

Why-I-I-I

(repeat with different body parts) 

What have we been learning?

We have been learning all about elephants like what they look like, where they live and how they move

We have been learning to take turns, follow instructions and all about germs while we did our baking

We learnt our colours with our giant Elmer and our coloured threading in the water tray

We built the strength in our fingers by using scissors and threading beads

We learnt a new song and practised finding different body parts

How can you continue learning at home?

Go and see the herd of elephants around Sheffield!

Go to the library and see if you can find some more elephant stories

Practise your cutting and threading at home with scraps of paper or fabric

Do some baking of your own!

Sing elephants have wrinkles or your own elephant songs at home

We do still have some elephant questions to answer like …

Do elephants lay eggs?

Do elephants have baths?

Do elephants brush their teeth?

 

Come back soon to see if we find the answers!

Coffee and Chocolate (Fairtrade Week)

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Coffee and Chocolate (Fairtrade Week)

Before the holidays we learnt about teacher’s two favourite things…coffee and chocolate!

We were thinking about Fairtrade as part of a global Citizenship Week. As a whole school we think a lot about our community and the wider world. We celebrate Global Citizenship week where we think about issues that are important to us and the world around us.

We did lots of Fairtrade baking and sold it to our parents and the adults in school. All the money we raised went to charity (see our post Fairtrade Bake Off to find out more).

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We played with chocolate slime making buns and sweets.

To make at home mix 2 cups of white glue with half a cup of liquid detergent (not all detergents work, we use Alma from Aldi) and then you can add colours and scents of your choice. We added a heaped tablespoon of hot chocolate for our chocolate slime.

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We had lots of fun with coffee beans in the tuff spot. We added  pestle and mortars, rolling pins, spoons and measuring jugs for grinding, pouring and measuring the coffee. We counted the beans and found the matching numbers.

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We learnt about where foods came from. We did lots of work with maps, looking at maps of the world, of England, of Sheffield and of Manor Top. We even looked at a map of our classroom and used it to find hidden eggs.

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We had lots of questions about where things came from so we looked online to try and find the answer.

TOP TIP – Try using the search engine ‘Kiddle’ it is like a child friendly version of Google with pictures to help choose web pages.

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We also had lots of Easter fun!

How could you continue learning at home? 

Why not see if you can spot the Fairtrade logo on foods at home or in the shops.

Check packaging to find out how far your food has travelled.

Use Kiddle to find the answer to a question.

Follow the recipe above to make your own slime.

Do some Fairtrade baking of your own!

See if you can spot where you live on a map, do you know your address?

 

 

Fairtrade Bake Off (for Sport Relief)

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Fairtrade Bake Off (for Sport Relief)

We had lots of fun baking for Fairtrade week. We sold our baking to our parents and the adults in school and raised an amazing £82 for Sport Relief.

The children were in charge of choosing what to bake, baking, washing up, selling some of the baking, making a banner and even helped to count the money!

We baked brownies, chocolate cake and coffee buns, a huge thank you to everybody who bought our creations, we hope you enjoyed them!

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We learnt what the word charity meant and why we might raise money to help other people.

Ella – we been raising money for charity, for people who aren’t as lucky as us

We talked about how some people might not be very well, how they might not have warm clothes, homes or families.

What might people need?

Jayden – medicine

Jessica – shoes

Eviee – sleeping bags

Kian – buy people scarves and gloves

Amelia – buy food

Rehan – hats

Theo – coats

Evie – mummies and daddies

 

 

Home-Made Apple Crumble

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Home-Made Apple Crumble

After our fizzy apple experiments there were still lots of apples left over so we decided to make apple crumble.

First we decided how many apples we could need. We counted the children then counted out apples for the crumble, we added a bit extra so the grown-ups could try some too!

Then we cut the apples into small pieces. We had to be very careful when we used the knives so we took it in turns and told our friends how to hold them safely.

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Once all the apples had been cut we put them in a bowl and sprinkled a little sugar on them.

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Next it was time to make the crumble. We followed the pictures on the recipe and mixed the right amount of butter, sugar and flour together.

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After that we had to make it crumbly. We pinched it with our fingers and rubbed it together to make it crumble into little pieces. We all took it in turns to make the crumble.

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When we had made the topping we sprinkled it over the apples in the bowl. We had to make sure all the apples were covered. Finally it went in the oven to bake. Once it was cool we all had a taste, it was delicious.

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