Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cross Country

Congratulations to Lyan for coming first in the Year 5 girls race and Dakota who placed first in the Year 6 races. Well done to everyone who participated, we are very proud of you!

Life in the Trenches - Day 3

We didn't have a lot of time today to spend on our trench because of cross country but we did manage to get our two trenches finished! Tomorrow we are allowed to bring water guns and nerf guns for a battle.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Crumble Recipe

Girls, I must say the apple and rhubarb crumble topped with walnuts was very yummy, in fact I just want more! If you would like to have a go and making this crumble here is the recipe that we used.

  • Fruit (apples, rhubarb, berries, peaches, plums... the choice is yours!) For the topping I would suggest about the same amount of fruits as 6 apples. Fruit will need to be peeled, cored and sliced.
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C.

Prepare the fruit and toss with white sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in a bowl to coat; pour the mix into a oven safe dish.
Mix the brown sugar. rolled oats, flour 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a separate bowl. Use a fork to mash cold butter into the oats mixture until the mixture looks like course crumbs; spread over the fruit, right to the edge of the baking dish. Pat the topping gently until even. Don't worry if you can still see a bit of the fruit. Cook in the oven for about 40 minutes. Yum-my!

Life in the Trenches - Day 2

Today the girls had the huge task of taking all of the fruit and walnuts we gathered yesterday and turning it into something yummy for us to eat. We made delicious apple and rhubarb crumble topped with walnuts and ANZAC biscuits. We then put our sewing skills back to the test and made ANZAC poppies from read felt.

Life in the Trenches - Day 1

For the last week of term we are doing an ANZAC study called 'Life in the trenches'.

To start the day Mrs Hastie kindly brought in some army clothing and equipment to show us. Some of us had a go at wearing the uniform and carrying the heavy pack. Next we looked at the different roles men and women had during the war.  Then the boys and girls spilt up and started some hands on activities.  The girls went foraging for food in the local orchards and were taught how to sew.  While the boys were sent to the front line to dig trenches and marching drills.

Friday, April 8, 2016

ANZAC Day Activities

Please make sure you bring a change of old clothes on Monday for our ANZAC activities.  Boys will need to bring an old pair of shoes or gumboots as well.

All children will  also need to bring a plastic mug/cup or travel cup if you have one at home.