Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas. A huge thank you for the lovely Christmas presents and cards I have received. The children have started the New Year very positively.
Each day we are trying to keep to a new health initiative, we walk around the school playground ten times: in other words we walk “A mile-a-day!” The difficulty is for the adults trying to keep up with the children!
We are studying “Explorers” as a school this term and Year 5 and 6 will study “The Vikings and The Anglo-Saxons.” Watch out for all of those DRAGONS! We hope to visit the cinema to see the new “How To Train Your Dragon:3” in February as the stimuli for our own animation films.
This week we have designed, made and evaluated a “Hearty Vegetable Soup” for a Viking warrior or WW1 soldier. They were delicious. We will end the week by designing the packaging for our favourite soup which was CABBAGE!
Some of the children have asked for the recipe so that they can make the soup at home so here is the basic recipe we used, but any vegetable can be used as an extra:
One and half pints of water with a vegetable stock cube.
1 chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 medium sized potatoes
Salt and Pepper to taste
we chose one extra vegetable from the following list:
cauliflower, half a cabbage, 2 leeks, three parsnips, 3 carrots, broccoli
we chose one teaspoon of one of the following spices:
nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, curry powder
Chop all vegetables into cubes and add to saucepan.
Pour in stock and mix.
Add spice, salt and pepper.
Boil then simmer for up to 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
Liquidise until smooth; if a little too thick add extra stock.
Heat until piping hot and serve with crusty bread. YUM!
The children know how nutritious the soup is and everyone or nearly everyone tried each flavour of soup.
We have completed our maths work about addition and subtraction and we will start our new unit all about multiplication and division next week.
Finally, the children are completing their quizzes for their reading challenges. They are discovering that they can read words but are not always fully understanding what they have read. Their challenge is to get 85% in their quizzes. Good luck, keep reading every night and take your quiz when you have finished your book.
Have a super weekend, Mrs.P. x