Waller Bakery – 2MH

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No – this isn’t a display from Ayres! This amazing artisan bread was made by the children of 2MH (with a little help from some Mums & Dads – thank you!).

After we mixed our ingredients, we had to knead the bread then let it rest to activate the yeast, so the dough would rise and the bread would be light and fluffy.

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We then had to leave it to prove for 30 minutes, before we shared it out into equal pieces. Each child was then able to choose their own design, some chose to plait their, while others shaped their bread into twists and buns.

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After that we had to leave it to prove again for another 30 minutes, you could see how much the bread increased in size. It reminded Isaac of a flat football and Biba of some play-dough! It was then ready for the oven. It smelled delicious as it cooked. Was there any left for you to taste? What did you think of it?

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Plague and Fire! Year 2 Drama Workshop with The Rainbow Theatre

This morning, Year 2 were lucky enough to be visited by the Rainbow Theatre Group, who came to perform their show about the Great Fire of London.  The children were all so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, they were asked to join in and become actors in the show.  Every child was able to demonstrate and extend their knowledge of the dates and events linked to the Great Fire; from where and when it started to how and when it was extinguished.  The staff were extremely proud of how fully the children took part and how beautifully they behaved too!

Plague Fire Drama Workshop

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Fruit Kebabs

Over the past three of weeks 1G have been working on their fruit kebabs. Our first step was to design the fruit kebab. We chose the fruits we would put on them and which order they would be in. Next we used this design to make a prototype of our fruit kebab.  We used coloured card and skewers and we were careful to follow it exactly. For the final stage we made the kebabs out of fresh fruit and skewers following the prototype.

We are now ready for our ‘Memorable Event’. We will make the fruit kebabs with our parents and carers on Thursday 7th July at 3:45 in 1G’s classroom. 

We look forward to seeing our parents and carers there!

 

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We Are Farmers Afternoon Activities

This week in 1G we have been doing lots of exciting activities in the afternoon.

Children have been very busy on the Junk Modelling table making the strawberry fields we explored on our educational visit to Stonepitts Farm last week. We have been making a painting of the life Cycle of a French climbing bean using ICT. On the Writing Table we have been making a wanted poster for the elephant from Handa’s Surprise.  Some children have been playing customers and shop keepers in the Farm Shop. In our Book Corner there is always time to share a story with a friend. We have all made a prototype of the fruit kebab we have designed and will make next week.

 

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1G’s Butterflies

In 1G we have had some special guests. Over the past 4 weeks we have been watching the life cycle of the butterfly happen before our eyes!

They stared as baby caterpillars and we saw them grow into big hairy caterpillars. We observed as they made their own cocoon and turned into chrysalises. Over half term they hatched into beautiful butterflies and we fed them fruit to help them grow big and strong.

On Tuesday we released them into the wild and watched them fly away.

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Art – Double Primary Colours

Our art topic this half term is ‘Fruit and Vegetables’.

Over the past two weeks we have been looking at the colours and shades in different fruits. Using chalk pastels,  we have been mixing our own colours and using these new colours to draw the fruit in detail.

This week we have moved onto using powder paint and the ‘Double Primary Colour System’ to mix our own colours. We were very gentle mixing our colours and using the special brushes.

Can you remember what powder made the colours you were mixing lighter?

How did we make green?

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