There are a few events leading up to the end of the term.
Today as a start to instructional writing we made a traditional Finnish Christmas Fruit Plait. Panthers had to follow the written instructions to put this together. Looking at the photos they did a pretty good job. Easy to follow recipe can be found here.
We've been watching parts of this very well made commentary on the Battle of Britain. At the request of the children I have placed the film on the blog for them to watch in their own time.
I'm sure it won't get lost but just in case here is the learning log for the remaining two weeks. Due back the Monday 18 December.
Panthers always look forwards to Tuesday afternoon. On the board it says thinking skills but in reality it's let fun games teach Panthers problem solving strategies without realising it. I love the simplicity of Toot and Otto - a step up from Connect 4. Toot and Otto are both palindromes meaning that they are spelt the same way forwards and backwards. Using six Ts and six Os each who can make Toot or Otto first?
This looks like a great activity to keep you busy over the cooler weekends. If you don't know how to knit ask someone who does!
I've just put these two films here as they're part of my assembly today. It's easier than flicking between two tabs. Can you work out the link between the two?
Panthers will be giving a performance of their dance that they have been working on this Thursday. There will two performances. One for the school at 2.40 and one for parents at 3.00.
This afternoon we experienced the limitations that rationing brought to Great Britain during the war. Meat, sugar, flour and butter were rationed. People were allowed only one egg per week and if you ran out of cereal you were encouraged to cube day old bread, dry it out in the oven and use it for your cereal. The most surprising and frightening fact that we learnt today was that if you didn't finish your plate you could be sent to prison.
The Ministry of Food convinced children that a carrot on a stick could be as tasty as an ice cream, that carrots would help you see in the dark during a blackout and that Dr Carrot would make everything alright.
Carrots are naturally quite sweet so they were used as a substitute for sugar.
A pinch of cinnamon can add extra flavour.
Sorry no photos!