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Scholland Farm Soup

 

We made soup using the vegetables from Scholland Farm.  First we washed the vegetables ready for peeling.

Then we carefully peeled the carrots and parsnip. We peeled away from us to help keep our hands safe from harm and we did it carefully.

We added the onion to our pan. Mrs Inkster chopped that for us and it made her eyes water!

Then we chopped some carrots and parsnip.

Some of us watched while others prepared the vegetables.

Then we chopped and added some neep .

Next it was the broccoli and cauliflower.

Then we put the soup on to cook.  We decided to have vegetable soup and lentil soup using the vegetables too.

While it was cooking we were being good listeners and following instructions for our activity.

We had a break and tried some raw carrot and raw neep.  Some of us had never tasted raw neep before and it was delicious!

Once the soup was cooked we tried the lentil soup first.  We thought that was delicious.

Then we tried the vegetable soup. Some of us didn’t like it but some of us like it so much we had another bowl!

It’s been a busy morning in our class but we really enjoyed using the vegetables that we got from the farm and we all agree that it tastes great when we know and have seen where the produce comes from.

ERIC Time

We have really enjoyed our reading sessions over the past few weeks.  The children have got much better at choosing suitable books and have tried really hard to persevere and sound out tricky words.  They enjoyed reading different types of books…but the Oxford Reading Tree stories were still a firm favourite!  The P1 pupils loved having the chance to spend time reading with their buddies.  They were very patient and supportive.  A huge thank you to our volunteers who came in each week to help us.  You were a great help and we appreciate it!  Happy holidays and….keep on reading!

 

P2 Dictionary Work

Well done to the P2 pupils who have been working hard on their alphabetical order and have been using dictionaries to help them find letters and words.  They have been keen and motivated workers!

Soft Start Activity

Each morning, P1/2 start with a gentle activity to settle us in.  Sometimes we focus on general motor skills, sometimes it’s a task to develop writing skills and sometimes activities that promote listening and attention.  Today, we worked on fine motor skills to decorate our names by dabbing paint with cotton buds.  We talked about our “Doing Hand”, “Helping Hand” and gave our “Sleeping Fingers” a soft pillow to hold on to!  This aims to encourage a good pencil grip.

Cutting Skills – Fine Motor Skills

This week, everybody has worked on their cutting skills.  Our hard work has been made into beautiful pictures that will be displayed outside our class.  Scissor cutting takes a surprising amount of skill, patience and perseverance!

French Food Fun!

P1/2 have been using the laptops to research French food this term as part of their Food topic.  Some food sounded really yummy – macarons, crepes, baguettes and tarte tatin just to name a few.   Others were a bit surprising.  Have you ever tried frogs legs and snails?!

We decided that we wanted to try making some of the yummy treats for family and friends to enjoy.  Once we found some simple recipes, we wrote shopping lists and began the preparations for our French afternoon.  Invitations were made and sent out.  Then it was time to begin making and baking!  We also made a milk chocolate tarte and a white chocolate tarte but forgot to take photos!!

 

Wider Achievement Sign Language

Well that’s our 4 week block finished and I have really loved sharing what I know about sign language with the P1-4 pupils!  I am so impressed to see how much they have learned in such a short space of time and have encouraged them to keep their new-found skills up at home!  There is a link below for the website we have enjoyed using during our 4 week block that shows the alphabet, has a signing dictionary and has games to play.

http://www.british-sign.co.uk/sign-of-the-day/

Today, we also watched this short advert that shows how a young, deaf man’s day was transformed when he surprisingly met a number of people in the community who could sign.  I wish each day could be like this for him.  Keep up the signing.  You never know when you might need it!

 

Wider Achievement Sign Language

It’s amazing to see how quickly the group are recalling signs each week and how well they can use the finger spelling alphabet to sign words and to “read” words back.    Today we learned the days of the week and learned food signs to go with our topics.  We spent time on the laptops searching for words we use at home and words we were keen to learn.  The “Sign A Day” website is excellent!

Callum searched how to sign “school”.

Drew looked up “brother”.

Callum learned “teacher”.