It's July! Where did June go?
We've had a good start to the month in Ash Class. We completed our Reading and Maths assessments early this week. Well done to the children who tried their hardest on these.
On Thursday, we had a D.T. day. The theme of the project was 'Adapting a recipe' and to link in with our Brazil topic, we made Brazilian cheesebreads (Pão de Queijo). We started the day by sampling some different types of bread ranging including Baguette, Tiger Loaf, Pretzel, Brioche and the Brazilian cheesebreads. The children practised their evaluation skills, thinking about the appearance, texture and finally taste of the different types of bread and making comparisons between them. After break, each group decided which ingredients they were going to use in their recipe. They had to choose the type of oil, cheese and whether to include any herbs. They then wrote their chosen recipe into their books. Next was the fun part! Each group mixed up their dry ingredients followed by the wet ingredients. The special flour, Tapioca flour, made for an interesting consistency. The breads were cooked after lunch and sampled this morning. Some didn't quite get the rise we were hoping for but it's all part of the learning process! Thanks to everybody who lent equipment, that was really helpful.
Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.