Monthly Archives: May 2015

Who lives on a farm like this?

I am really excited for our first day back at school as we have asked you to dress up as either a farmer or a farm animal. I can’t wait to see what you have all dressed up as!! On our first day back we are also going to be building a den to support the charity Save the Children. What do you think our den will be? What can we use it for ?

Here is a clue- the reading den will fit in with our new farm topic- Who lives on a farm like this?

Farmer Wilcock

Fly away

Over the last few weeks we have had some visitors in our classroom…we have been looking after caterpillars.

Day after day we have watched the caterpillars grow and change.

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Eventually transforming into cocoons

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We waited eagerly for the next stage ….

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Until today when we finally them free…

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Which is best?

Following on from last week when we made chocolate cornflake cakes this week we have made them with a very special ingredient…honey

Ingredients-

90g butter

90g sugar

1 tablespoon honey

120g cornflakes

How to make honey cornflake cakes.

1.Melt the butter, sugar and honey in the microwave

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2. Pour the cornflakes into the mixture.

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3. Stir the mixture together.

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4. Spoon the mixture in to the cases.

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5. Put the cakes in the oven.

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6. Cook for 12 minutes.

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7.  Cool on a cooling rack.

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8. Enjoy.

Which one did you like best? The honey cornflake cakes or the chocolate cornflake cakes?

Why don’t you try making these at home, let me know how it goes.

Mrs Wilcock

Follow the instructions

Last week we were looking at different types of instructions- we looked at instructions on how to make a cake, how to wash our hands and how to play a board game. On Thursday we followed instructions to make chocolate cornflake cakes. We read the instructions and did everything it told us to. Before we did this we had to do something very important… wash our hands as we wanted our hands to be clean before we touched any of the food.

Here are some pictures of us following the instructions-

  1. Break the chocolate into piecesBreaking up the chocolate
  2. Put in the microwave

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3. Stir until smooth

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4. Stir in the cornflakes

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5. Spoon into cake cases.

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6. Chill in the fridge.

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7. Eat them .

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Follow the recipe at home and make your own cornflake cakes.

Have fun

Mrs Wilcock

We have been very busy …

On Friday we had some visitors into school….bee keepers. Before they came into school we prepared questions for the visitors, thinking about what we wanted to find out about their jobs as bee keepers.

Some of the questions we wanted to find out were ‘Have you ever been stung by a bee?’, ‘How do you collect honey?’ ‘Why do you wear a white suit?’.

Mr and Mrs Walton came in and talked about what they do. We heard a buzzing sound and to our surprise there were 40 bees in a secure box which we were able to look at. There was a queen bee in the box but she was hiding so we could not see her.

Bees in a secure box. Can you see the Queen bee she is hiding?

Bees in a secure box. Can you see the Queen Bee she is hiding?

We also looked at some dead Bumble bees. The Bumble bees are very fluffy.

We also looked at some dead Bumble bees. The Bumble bees are very fluffy.

They showed us their outfit that they wear when they are tending to the bees. It is white and it has a screen that goes over their face so they cannot get stung. We have had our photographs taken wearing the suit- it was really big!!

This is a bee keepers suit. You can get the suit in different colours. The only colour that you cant get is blue because bees do not like blue!!

This is a bee keepers suit. You can get the suit in different colours. The only colour that you cant get is blue because bees do not like blue!!

Mr and Mrs Walton also brought us some honey in  that has been made by their bees and some wax that the bees had made so that we could touch and smell it. We will be tasting different types of honey in the next few weeks.

Can you see the hexagon shapes that the bee's have made?

Can you see the hexagon shapes that the bee’s have made?

Can you tell me any information that you have found out about bees?

Thank you

Mrs Wilcock