We had a wonderful time at our Easter Workshop in the last week of school. There were lots and lots of parents and carers who came to support their children in making different Easter crafts. Thanks to all who came and made it such a success. It was great to see so many of you there.
We can’t wait to see you all at the next workshop 🙂
You can imagine how excited we all were when we saw it was Pancake Day on the calendar! We decided that we just had to make pancakes 🙂
First there was lots of talking about pancakes and Lucas told us everything he knew about them.
We thought about how to make pancakes and the all important toppings.
Before we made our pancakes we had to write the shopping list and decide on our toppings. In Maths we had a vote to decide which were the five most popular toppings in Onyx class. Everyone voted by putting their cube on the topping of their choice. We counted up and found out which ones had the most votes. Hot chilli sauce was the most surprising option!
Everyone helped to make our pancakes following the recipe carefully then it was our favourite bit- eating them!!!
They were delicious! We did such a good job and we’re really glad we decided to make pancakes at school. Did you have pancakes at home this week? We’d love to know what toppings you had and how they tasted. Don’t forget to fill out a WOW moment to tell us what you’ve been doing.
What have we been learning
- About the British celebration of Pancake Day.
- How to write shopping lists.
- To find out the most popular toppings by having a democratic vote.
- To follow a recipe and make pancakes.
- To stay safe in a kitchen.
- To talk about what we have been doing.
How can you continue the learning at home
- Make simple recipes such as pancakes or cakes together allowing the children to help measure the ingredients.
- Write a shopping list together before you go to the shop.
- Talk about staying safe in kitchens and why we need to be careful.
On the last day of school we found a strange message in the classroom…
We looked around the classroom and found the first clue. It took us a little while to work it out but we realised we had to go to the slide. We knew we were right when we got there and saw some chicks…
There was another clue at the slide and we had to think carefully to decide where we thought it would be. We also looked very carefully and spotted some more chicks to show us the way.
The next clue was much easier and told us to go to the dining room. We had to creep quietly down the corridors so the chicks didn’t hear us coming and run away!
It took us a while to work out the next clue. Luckily Mr Sieczkarek was there to help us because we found it really hard. Eventually we worked out that we had to go the staff room so that’s where we headed next.
We had worked it out right and in the staff room we found another clue. It was very strange being allowed in the teacher’s staff room because normally there are no children allowed in there! The next clue said to look under Miss Parker’s chair which was easy because we know that’s in our classroom.
When we got back to the classroom we found a great surprise. There under Miss Parker’s chair was a basket full of Easter eggs and a note. It turns out it was the Easter Bunny who’d left us the clues and chicks!
We really hope the Easter Bunny does come back next year as we loved the Easter Chick Hunt. It really made us think and was a good chance to look round the old building one last time before we had to say goodbye.
Thank you Easter Bunny!
Although Shrove Tuesday was in the half term break we didn’t want to miss out on pancakes because we all love pancakes.
We read the book Mr Wolf’s Pancakes. What happened in the story? Ask your child if they can tell you the shocking twist at the end of the story!
We wrote some lists so we knew what to buy from the shop and worked out which order the instructions had to go in so we could make some pancakes of our own.
And then it was time to make our pancakes. We decided it would be best to share and for everybody to help make the pancakes so we could all help eat them.
Then it was the part we’d all been waiting for……….. we all got to eat the pancakes!
Valerie very cleverly recorded which toppings the children had chosen for their pancakes. Chocolate was the most popular.
We all agreed that it had been best to work together to make and for everyone to share eating the pancakes.
We also had an exciting juicing station in the classroom so the children could investigate and explore the different citrus fruits you can have on a pancake. It was fantastic fun squeezing, pressing and juicing the different fruits. It smelt amazing!
We all loved pancake day and can’t wait for next year!
We had a fantastic time with Garnet class following the clues and searching for the chicks and eggs. The children had to read the clues themselves and work out what they could mean. You’ll see from the big smiles what fun the children had!
Happy Easter everyone!
We invited our parents and carers to school again to join in with our Easter Workshop. Over 15 children in the class had family members come to complete Easter crafts with them.
Thank you to all who came to support us with this event. The children had a fantastic time