HAVE A GREAT HALF TERM WEEK WILLOW CLASS!

Well done to all of you who have been working hard doing all the home learning this last term. It has been great to read your thoughtful daily responses to the chapters from Evernight on our padlets, as well as read the excellent writing on the radioblog (CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE RADIOBLOG) and on our Written in Stone blog page. (CLICK HERE TO READ FROM WRITTEN IN STONE BLOG) Thank you also to those of you who are sending me your maths and topic work and lots of lovely photos by email and on Seesaw of everything you have been doing. Catch up with what others have been up tomon the Children's Work tab.

 

HERE'S A LITTLE HOLIDAY TREAT YOU CAN MAKE AND EAT...

I GOT A LITTLE MURRIN TO HELP ME OUT. 

Half term biscuit making with little Murrin

If any of you fancy treating yourselves or your family to a bit of home baking, Rowan has make me a super little film of herself making some biscuits. I am pleased to tell you that I was involved in the eating of the biscuits and they were delicious! Here's the ingredients and method - but the film is more fun.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 225g Plain or SR flour
  • 100g caster sugar (and a little extra for sprinkling)
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cold milk
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • jam of your choice
  • 2 baking sheets
  • greaseproof paper

METHOD

  1. Sieve the sugar and flour into your mixing bowl.
  2. Add the butter.
  3. Mix it together with your hands (until like breadcrumbs).
  4. In a different bowl, mix the egg, vanilla and milk then pour this into the main bowl and mix together.
  5. Roll everything together and take it out of the bowl.
  6. Roll it into a sausage shape and cut it into about 16 pieces.
  7. Roll each piece into a ball.
  8. Put them onto a tray, covered with greaseproof paper, and press your thumb in to make a hole.
  9. Spoon the jam inside each hole and sprinkle a bit of caster sugar on.
  10. Put into the oven for 10 minutes. (Fan ovens 180 degrees c, conventional oven 190 degrees c)
  11. Cook for a further 5 minutes at 20 degrees cooler temperature.
  12. Allow to cool before gobbling down.

I'm not setting you any extra school work to complete over the half term week. 

But if you have not listened all the way up to chapter 25 in Evernight, please try to catch up over this week so that you are ready for chapter 26 on 1st June. (CLICK HERE FOR EVERNIGHT)

Please continue to practice your maths skills on SUMDOG. (CLICK HERE FOR SUMDOG)

If you use NESSY, then please keep up with your daily practice. (at least 10mins/day) (CLICK HERE FOR NESSY)

All the work I've set since 20 March is all available on the weekly tabs- so if there's anything you didn't get round to doing, then you are welcome to do it this week!

Radioblogging continues over the half term for an addicts out there...

WHY NOT MEET THE AUTHORS OF BOOKS WE HAVE READ IN YOUR WEEK OFF

Onjali J Rauf

Listen to the Book Wanderers Club with Onjali J Rauf, author of Boy at the Back of the Class.

Ross Mackenzie

Listen to the Book Wanderers Club with Ross Mackenzie, author of EVERNIGHT.

Katherine Rundell

Listen to the Book Wanderers Club with Katherine Rundell, who has recently worked to put together The Book of Hope and is author of The Explorer, Wolf Wilder, Rooftoppers and The Good Thieves .