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18th May 2020
12th May 2020
11th May 2020
Here are some simple shortbread biscuits to make.
Please get an adult to take out of the oven.
Remember to wash your hands first.
PREP TIME 20 mins COOK TIME 10 mins TOTAL TIME 30 mins
150g plain flour
Pre-heat the oven to 150c
Chop the butter into small pieces and rub together with the flour in a mixing bowl until you get small crumbs
add the sugar to the bowl and mix it together to make a dough
Wrap the dough in clingfilm, and place in the fridge for 30 minutes
Roll out until they are a few centimetres thick and cut out into shapes and place on baking parchment on a baking tray
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 7-10 minutes - keep checking to make sure they don't overcook, all ovens can be different
Once cooked, leave to cool on a wire rack
30th April 2020
Hello everyone, we hope the home schooling is going well.
Try this easy biscuit recipe and include it as part of your learning. Cooking can encourage thinking, problem solving and creativity. You also use counting, measuring, following a sequence and following directions!
Don’t forget to wash your hands.
115g butter, softened
55g caster sugar
140g plain flour
40g chocolate chips
Heat oven to 180c (gas mark 4)
Make sure an adult puts in and takes out of the oven.
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Mix in the flour and chocolate chips with your hands until you have a dough.
Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and flatten gently with your palm.
Put them onto a greased baking tray slightly apart and cook for 10-12 minutes.
They may be slightly soft when first removed from oven. Enjoy!
24th April 2020
Hello everyone, we hope you are all well.
Here is a yummy, easy recipe for you to try making with your adult at home. A little treat for our well being!
120g porridge oats
60g softened butter
60g light brown sugar
1-2 tbsp golden syrup
Heat oven to 200c (gas mark 6)
Mix everything really well in a bowl. Grease a baking tin and pour mixture in pushing it down with the back of a spoon.
Make sure an adult puts in and takes out of the oven.
Cook for 10 minutes until golden brown.
The mixture will be soft when removed from oven but will harden when it cools.
Keep an eye out for more recipes next week!
1st April 2020
31st March 2020
Your own garden is a great place to start looking for wildlife, especially bugs. Below is a printable chart showing many things to look out for.
How many of these can you find in your garden this spring and summer?
How many did you find in 1 day?
Make a note of where you found each one and what it was doing e.g. sitting on a flower, eating a leaf, crawling up a tree trunk.
Please stay safe and only go into your own garden.
Try and make some of your own bugs.
30th March 2020
27th March 2020
If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.” –
Get moving today.
26th March 2020
Good morning everyone!
Fun Mindfulness Activities and Exercises for Children.
One easy way for children to dip their toes into mindfulness is through body poses. To get your kids excited, tell them that doing fun poses can help them feel strong, brave, and happy.
Have the kids go somewhere quiet and familiar, a place they feel safe. Next, tell them to try one of the following poses:
- The Superman: this pose is practiced by standing with the feet just wider than the hips, fists clenched, and arms reached out to the sky, stretching the body as tall as possible.
- The Wonder Woman: this pose is struck by standing tall with legs wider than hip-width apart and hands or fists placed on the hips (Karen Young, 2017).
Ask the kids how they feel after a few rounds of trying either of these poses. You may be surprised.
The Mindful Jar
This activity can teach children how strong emotions can take hold, and how to find peace when these strong emotions feel overwhelming.
- First, get a clear jar (like a Mason jar) and fill it almost all the way with water. Next, add a big spoonful of glitter glue or glue and dry glitter to the jar. Put the lid back on the jar and shake it to make the glitter swirl.
- Finally, use the following script or take inspiration from it to form your own mini-lesson:
- “Imagine that the glitter is like your thoughts when you’re stressed, mad or upset. See how they whirl around and make it really hard to see clearly? That’s why it’s so easy to make silly decisions when you’re upset – because you’re not thinking clearly. Don’t worry this is normal and it happens in all of us (yep, grownups too).
[Now put the jar down in front of them.]
Now watch what happens when you’re still for a couple of moments. Keep watching. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water clears? Your mind works the same way. When you’re calm for a little while, your thoughts start to settle and you start to see things much clearer. Deep breaths during this calming process can help us settle when we feel a lot of emotions” (Karen Young, 2017).
The Safari exercise is a great way to help kids learn mindfulness. This activity turns an average, everyday walk into an exciting new adventure.
Tell your kids that you will be going on a safari: their goal is to notice as many birds, bugs, creepy-crawlies, and any other animals as they can. Anything that walks, crawls, swims, or flies is of interest, and they’ll need to focus all of their senses to find them, especially the little ones (Karen Young, 2017).
[Remember social distancing if you're out on a walk where there's other people!]
25th March 2020
Morning Year 3!
Below is a link for you to jumpstart your day:
Keep moving at home.
Hope you have been outside on this lovely sunny day to get some fresh air.
23rd March 2020
Below is a link to a wonderful story you can enjoy today: