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Remote Learning: Pancakes

Healthy Henry

Healthy Henry likes to eat healthy food but he says it’s OK to have a treat sometimes.

As it’s Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, Mrs Collins would like to share her pancake recipe with you.

Mrs Collin’s Pancakes

First of all you will have to wash your hands with soap and water to make sure they are clean and dry them well. If you have an apron you can wear this as well to keep your clothes clean .

You will need:

  • mixing bowl 
  • wooden spoon 
  • tablespoon
  • mug 
  • frying pan
  • spatula 



  • 1 level mug of  self raising flour 
  • 1 level tablespoon of caster sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 cup of milk for mixing 
  • Oil for your pan 


1. Put the flour and sugar into the bowl.
2. Add the egg and mix well.
3. Then gradually add the milk to make a runny consistency – you might not use all the milk.
  1. Mix until smooth.

Now we can start making our pancakes. 

First of all you will need to ask an adult to help you with this part as we are going to use the cooker and we have to be very careful  so we don’t get burnt . 

We need the frying pan to be hot. 

So put a little drop of oil in the pan and wait until it is hot.

Put a spoonful of your mixture into the pan and wait for the bubbles and then turn and cook the other side.

Turn the pancakes over when you see the bubbles.

I made 12 pancakes out of my mixture you could make big pancakes or small pancakes it is up to you.

Here are some ideas for toppings:

  • Jam 
  • Banana 
  • Butter 
  • Chocolate spread  (but just a little) 


Mrs Collins hopes you have as much fun making them as she did.

What toppings will you choose?

Cooking together provides us with lots of opportunities to practise our maths skills – measuring out our ingredients, talking about colours, shapes and sizes, using a timer – as well as helping develop fine motor skills – chopping, mixing, spreading – and literacy skills as we read a recipe.

Here are some other ideas for simple cooking activities:

  • sandwiches
  • fruit salad or fruit kebabs
  • pitta bread pizzas
  • vegetable soup

Let us know what you like to cook together and show us your pancakes on Google Classroom or Twitter @GlenwoodFC  #Glenwoodlearningathome 

Snack time

We are all involved in planning and preparing our snacks. We are supported to make healthy choices and we have fresh fruit and vegetables each day.

 We set the table and prepare the food and drinks.

Last week we made clootie dumpling  for snack as part of our Burns celebrations.

Today we made our own salad sandwiches. We put spread on our bread and chose our salad filling.




Trying Different Foods

We wanted to try lots of new food for snack!

We helped our self to cereal.
We made our own mango and strawberry kebabs.
It was hard work cutting the pineapples in to rings.
Frozen berries make good smoothies.
Frozen berries make good smoothies.
We used the onions and turnips from our garden to make soup.
We used the onions and turnips from our garden to make soup.
Watermelon is our favourite so far.

We are looking forward to trying more new foods soon.

Fire Lighting and a Special Snack


We have been learning how to light fires using a flint and steel.

First we talked about how fire can be dangerous and how to stay safe beside it.

We felt how hot the flame on a candle is.







“Fire will burn you if you touch it.”




Don’t worry – we were just pretending!

“Firemen put fires out with a hose.”







Special kneeling stops us wobbling into the fire.







Putting sand on the fire puts it out.













Using the flint and steel is hard.









We baked bananas on the fire today – delicious!

Our Beetroot Harvest

We harvested our beetroot and noticed something unusual when we washed it…

Emily- “Look. The water is turning red!”

Lucy-” Your hands might get all red. I don’t want red hands!”



We used the red water to tie dye some material.


Eilidh- “You need lots of elastic bands.”



Emily- ” They look like lots of flowers. They are all pink.”

We then used the beetroot to make some tasty beetroot bread for snack.







Gardening Club

Thank you to those who came along to our gardening club recently.

The minutes from the last meeting are below and if you would like to come along to our next meeting, it is taking place on:

Wednesday 7th May at 11am and 2.30pm.

The gardening club is opent to all parents and carers who are keen to help maintain the grounds of the nursery. You don’t have to be an expert gardener!

Garden Club 1.4.2014