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Here is our recipe for Baked Churros!

 

Baked Churros 

 

 

2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed

1/2 teaspoon table salt

1/3 cup margarine or unsalted

1 cup plain flour

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Topping:

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or to taste)

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.  Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, stir together 1 cup water, brown sugar and salt. Add butter and place over medium-high heat.  Heat until butter is melted and mixture starts to boil. Remove from heat and add flour, stirring with a wooden spoon. Mixture will clump and pull away from the sides of the pan.  Mix/mash with wooden spoon until no streaks of flour can be seen.
  3. In a small bowl, combine eggs and vanilla. Scramble mixture with a fork and then add to the dough-ball in the saucepan.  Stir and mash, breaking up the dough until loosened. Stir well until eggs are incorporated and mixture has the appearance of mashed potatoes.
  4. Pipe dough into long thin lengths on the parchment covered pans. Use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut the end of the dough from the piping tip. Leave about 2-inches of space between the churros.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly puffed and deep golden brown.  Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  6. Combine sugar and cinnamon and pour onto a long dish. Roll churros in mixture.  Serve, the fresher the better!

 

Mrs Lowes came to tell us all about Borneo. We loved hearing about what she packed in her case, how she travelled and all the exotic animals she saw!

Mrs Lowes came to tell us all about Borneo.  We loved hearing about what she packed in her case, how she travelled and all the exotic animals she saw! 1
Mrs Lowes came to tell us all about Borneo.  We loved hearing about what she packed in her case, how she travelled and all the exotic animals she saw! 2

Animal Antics Fun ! Today we had a visit from Animal antics and we got to meet and touch lots of different animals.

Animal Antics Fun ! Today we had a visit from Animal antics and we got to meet and touch lots of different animals. 1
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This half term we are dusting off our suitcases and going on holiday!  We are enjoying finding out about other countries and soon will be studying our 'Eurokitchen' country, Spain.  If you have been to Spain on holiday, please let us know, and perhaps we can share some of your memories and experiences.

 

 

Reading and Writing

Maths:

Topic related activities

Destinations: Hot countries

Weeks beg June 1/8

Revise all phonics learned so far

 

Revisit phase 3 tricky words for spelling

Make posters for the Travel Agents

Capital letters

Writing captions for drawings of ‘Animal Antics’ creatures

2D/3D shape review:

Lego Technology

Counting in 5’sand 10’s

Directional language and estimation: Beebot

  • Visit from Animal Antics
  • Making pastel drawings of Animal Antics creatures
  • Use the globe to locate countries with different geographical features
  • Lego Technology: car launchers
  • Use the globe / map to locate Spain, talk about what we already know about Spain... who has been? How would we get there? What transport would we need?
  • ICT: take photos of each other for our passports
  • Try foods from Spain e.g. Iberico ham, Manchego cheese, Seville oranges, churros, tortilla, chorizo.
  • Make churros to share with Year 2
  • Learn Spanish songs
  • Visit Y1 (Italy)  and taste food, learn to count and sing some songs
  • Enjoy Sports Day
  • Mini topic on Macbeth: learn the story, make magic spells, think about characters, talk about sleep, prophecies, being a king/ruler
  • Welcome the new intake in our preschool visit afternoons
  • Watch the Year 6 production
  • Visit our new teachers

 

Destination: Spain

Weeks

beg June 15/22/29

Phase 3 and 4 revision: oa/ow combined with consonant clusters

plus revisit tricky words all / are

 

Make passports

Make posters about Spain

Doing practical subtraction problems to 20

Learning to count in Spanish

Problem solving with graphs

Weight and measure in relation to cooking

phase 3 and 4 revision: ar/er combined with consonant clusters

revisit tricky words said / so / have

phase 3 and 4 revision

tricky word focus: like, little, some. come.

Preschool visits/

Shakespeare: Macbeth

Week beg July 6

Read and write CCVC and CVCC words

 

Revise Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs

Tricky word focus: were there

Cards for our special friends

Macbeth activities

Dividing / sharing

Tricky word focus: what when

Transition

Week beg July 13

Revise all phonics learned so far

 

Review the year; write about our favourite times

Problem solving

 

We have loved our topic exploring our world's water, and the creatures that live in it.  We have created sea creatures, pretended to be divers, and found out so many interesting facts.  Please read our special book about Sea Creatures!  The spelling might not be perfect, but we tried very hard to sound out the words we wanted, using our phonic knowledge.  We researched our facts very carefully using the internet and non-fiction books.

Our wonderful book about the sea.

Reception children are blasting off into space!  Here is our revised topic plan for this half term.  Please pay special attention to the phonics we are covering, so that you can support your child in learning all the new tricky words.  Check out the Youtube clips as well!  These are songs about space which we love to sing together.  See how many facts about the solar system your child has learned already!

 

Phonics:

Reading and Writing

Maths:

Topic related activities

Space Weeks

1 and 2:

 

Learn trigraphs ear/ure/air

Revise reading: all Phase 3 tricky words

Fiction

 Whatever next !/ Roaring rockets

Read  non-fiction books about space

Find websites about space

Counting backwards from 20; saying one more or one less to 20; doing practical subtraction problems to 20

  • Lego simple machines: a spinning top
  • Cover balloons with papier mache to create a solar system
  • Make rockets/mission control/moonscape in role play and outdoors
  • Create alien music from percussion instruments
  • Listen to extracts from Holst’s ‘Planet suite’
  • Learn songs about space
  • Protective Behaviours: when do we feel safe?  How do we make sure we always feel safe?
  • Making a collage sea creature, thinking about texture, shape and colour
  • Find out about the water cycle
  • Continue gymnastics with Ryan until week 4
  • Begin to prepare for Sports Day

Phase 3 phonics assessments

Revise spelling: I, go, no, to, the

Write Space Facts on computer to make a non-fiction fact wall for our shared area

Aliens

Weeks

3 and 4

 Read and write CVCC words like tent/camp/chest

 

read said and so; spell he, she, we, me, be

Story:  Aliens love underpants

Paint an alien and create a rhyming story about it

Write a letter from your alien describing their home planet

Measuring our alien using standard and non-standard units

Read and write CCVC words like stop/crab/sweet

 

read have, like, some, come; spell was, you

Our blue planet: the Sea

Weeks

5 and 6

Read and write CCVC and CVCC words

 

Revise Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs

Read were, there, little, one; spell they, all, are

Reading and writing non-fiction books about sea creatures; reading stories about the sea like ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and ‘Swimmy’

Doubling (reflections in the water)

 

Read  do, when, out, what;

spell  my, her

 

The Planets Song - The Song For Kids Official

Solar System Song - The song for Kids

Outer Space: "We are the Planets," The Solar System Song by StoryBots

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