Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Pancake Tuesday (21st February)

We made delicious pancakes in class today for Pancake Tuesday. Teacher had a handy pancake mixture which we just had to add milk to and shake. Next teacher poured a little of the mixture on the pan.We had to be really careful when we were near the hot pan. When one side of the pancake was cooked we turned it over to cook the other side. Then we put some fresh lemon juice and Nutella on them and ate them while they were still hot. They were very tasty indeed!!

We also learned a little rhyme about making pancakes:

Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan.
Fry a pancake,
Flip a pancake,
    Catch it if you can!!

Fun at P.E. (Gymnastics)

We are working on the strand Gymnastics at the moment in P.E. It is great fun. We have been exploring different ways of travelling. We have been practising the following walks:
Bear walk
  • hands and feet moving one at a time.
  • right hand, left foot, left hand, right foot.
Caterpillar walk
  • stick your hands to the floor and walk your two feet up to your hands.
  • stick your two feet to the floor and walk out your hands.
Crab walk
  • move sideways and lightly on hands and feet.
We have also been exploring making the shapes of a star, a pin and a ball with our bodies (both standing and lying down on the floor). 

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Making a fruit salad

As we have been discussing fruit a lot in relation to the story 'Handa's Surprise' and healthy eating in general, we decided to make a healthy fruit salad yesterday , that we could all enjoy and eat together in class. Before we prepared and peeled the fruit etc, we had a good look at it and felt the texture of it. The pineapple was the roughest of all. We also named each fruit and tried to describe it. If the fruit was mentioned in 'Handa's Surprise', we tried to remember how it was described there. For example, the avocado was described as 'creamy, green avocado' and the pineapple was describes as 'spiky-leaved pineapple'. We discussed whether these were good descriptions of the fruits. We had a good variety of fruits in our fruit salad - mango, pineapple, bananas, oranges, tangerines, avocado, apples, kiwi and grapefruit. Some of us had tasted these fruits for the first time and discovered that we really liked them. We will be looking out for them in the shops when we go shopping with our parents. Now that we know how delicious fruit tastes and how good it is for us, we will be eating a lot more fruit!!!