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Bonjour les amis

Cart Mill has a new friend visiting our centre, Camembear. He is a shy but slightly mischievous bear that has come all the way from France and, along with Val and Helen, he will be teaching the children to speak a little French as well as find out about the French culture. Today we looked at French food and in particular, crêpes! The children welcomed Camembear by saying bonjour to him. We then sang a little song ‘bonjour les amis’ before making our crêpe batter with Camembear’s help. We then lit the fire and Val told Camembear that the was fire très chaud so he had to be careful! Camembear carefully turned a crêpe and we then sat round the fire and ate them with honey. Bon appétit said Camembear! The boys and girls then said au revoir to Camembear but he’ll be back very soon, French will take place in the centre every Monday and Thursday with all staff using some of the words throughout the day so parlez français beaucoup at home too! This week’s words are bonjour and au revoir.

Tattietastic!

After St Andrew’s Day we had a lot of potatoes left and we didn’t want them to go waste. The children got thinking about things we can make with potatoes and they came up with a lot of suggestions. The two favourite ones from the children (and a few members of staff) were potato scones and chips!
The children got to work peeling, washing, chopping and slicing while Val lit the fire. While one group rolled out the potato scones, another group watched the chips cook at the fire.
Tomorrow we will make another of the suggestions, soup, before using the last few potatoes to make some colourful Christmas prints.
Who knew potatoes could be so entertaining!