Hello Everyone

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are well and safe. The sunshine is making this tricky time more bearable 🙂 We are already missing the children and wondering what they are up to. The learning packs are a great way to keep your child entertained in short bursts. If you have access to a computer/ipad or tablet- Phonics Play is giving a free month to EVERYONE. All you need to enter is username: March20 password: home. 

Yesterday we made scones, if you have the ingredients already in your cupboards here is the recipe below give them a try they were delicious! ( I am NOT a baker at all)

450g/1lb self-raising flour
2 level tsp baking powder
50g/1¾oz caster sugar
100g/3½oz butter, softened, cut into pieces
2 free-range eggs
a little milk
handful sultanas (optional)

Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Lightly grease two baking trays.
Put the flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Crack the eggs into a measuring jug, then add enough milk to make the total liquid 300ml/10fl oz. Stir the egg and milk into the flour – you may not need it all – and mix to a soft, sticky dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface, knead lightly and work in the sultanas, if using. Roll out to a rectangle about 2cm/¾in thick.
Cut into as many rounds as possible with a fluted 5cm/2in cutter and place them on the prepared baking trays. Brush the tops of the scones with a little extra milk, or any egg and milk left in the jug.
Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until the scones are well risen and a pale, golden-brown colour. Lift onto a wire rack to cool. 
To serve, split the scones and serve with strawberry jam on the plain scones along with a good dollop of clotted cream

If possible, please take lots of photos of your children learning, playing, enjoying time at home. Jenna Mike and I cannot wait to see what the children have been up to. Please don’t worry if you do not have a printer, the pictures can be emailed once we are back at school and we can share these together. The idea is that we can make a time capsule of this strange time and make our own bit of history!

Take care

Laura, Jenna and Mike 

Sporty Spectacular

We have had a great week in 2S- On Monday we went to pets at home to see if we could match real animals to their photographs, We have done lots of reading- We love our new book Elmer. Our number learning has been really tricky this week but we have tried really hard and produced some brilliant learning.

Today has been a busy but fantastic day, First we started out by a brisk run/walk/cycle around the track- the wind helped us along and we did it 5 timesaround the track each!! Next we went to into the hall and had a super time on the sensory circuits- The children loved being pulled around and the hammock was a firm favourite. Jenna and I did the 3 legged race in a very respectable 26 seconds, unfortunately we were not the winners 🙁 After all that we still had time for some active phonics- we are getting so good at our letter recognition now, some of us may be ready to move up a phase ( AMAZING!) In the afternoon we learnt about the physical features of different places and really enjoyed making our own waterfall- Next week we are hoping to take a trip to Rivington to see some more physical features in context.

Tomorrow we are looking forward to dance with Naomi we always have great fun and show off some super dance moves.

I think everyone will sleep well tonight 🙂

WOW! Look at our African rain sticks! I was so impressed when I came into school this morning and saw such fantastic D&T learning! The children loved making and using them whilst listening to African music. We are looking forward to Sport Relief day tomorrow.. Jenna and Mike are definitely going to win the three legged race!

Musical Monday

2S has a super start to the week in our music lesson. We listened to and  played African music. We learnt that a djembe drum originated in West Africa and each of us had a turn playing the drum and then played brilliantly all together. I am so impressed at my class of musicians- who showed some super listening and lots of talent! Really well done 2S, I am very proud of you all.

Feeling the love

What an amazing last day of term celebrating Valentines day! We have a done some lovely phonics learning this morning. In the afternoon, we have had a disco in the hall followed by a party in class!

Have an amazing half term!

Class 2S.

 

 

Litter picking, smoothies and super tricky learning in 2S!

We’ve had another great week in 2S. On Monday went to Bolton Museum to explore ‘old’ things. Our learning this week has been super tricky but we have all tried really really hard particularly with our reading. Today we have been thinking of ways we can help our community- we decided we could help by picking up the litter. We did a great job and we are all trying to be super helpful putting our rubbish in the bin. We have made fruit smoothies, we used strawberries, banana’s, mango and raspberries, they were delicious! I am so pleased that the children tried the different fruits even when they were unsure about them.

 

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