Hermit Crabs get baking and decorating!

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Over the past two weeks, the children have had great fun developing their baking and cake decorating skills.  The children have baked, tasted and evaluated a fat-less sponge, and compared it to a regular sponge recipe.  They were also treated to a cake decorating ‘masterclass’ by Miss Bent, where they learnt how to ice cakes with buttercream using piping bags with a variety of different nozzles.  Everyone has had the opportunity to practise what they learnt on grease proof paper, and then they had the opportunity to decorate their own cupcake, using a nozzle of their choice.  Hermit Crabs can’t wait to take part in the Great Watcombe Bake Off!

The Great Watcombe Bake Off!

Friday, January 10th, 2020

This week, the children in Starfish and Hermit Crabs have kick-started their new topic, ‘The Great Watcombe Bake Off’, with a lesson which saw them tasting and evaluating a variety of cakes that are currently available to buy. During this topic, the children will be given the opportunity to follow simple recipes and to practise basic cake decorating skills. As part of a group, the children will use their knowledge and skills to design and make cakes and appropriate packaging in order to enter ‘The Great Watcombe Bake Off’ competition, which will be held in a few weeks time.

Crafty Christmas Challenge Completed!

Friday, December 20th, 2019

The children in Hermit Crabs have completed their Crafty Christmas Challenge.  They have designed and made their very own Christmas tree decoration. The children thought very carefully about what would make a good Christmas tree decoration; we’re sure that you’ll all agree that they look fantastic!  Well done, Hermit Crabs!

Hermit Crabs - Crafty Christmas Challenge!

Friday, December 13th, 2019

The children in Hermit Crabs have begun their new Crafty Christmas Challenge.  Father Christmas has set them the challenge of designing and creating their very own decoration for their class Christmas tree.  During topic lessons, the children have looked at existing products and evaluated their effectiveness; considered the process involved in making a decoration; practised their sewing skills using running stitch and back stitch and have carried out product research.  Hermit Crabs are really looking forward to designing and making their decoration.

Hermit Crabs Classroom Exhibition!

Friday, December 6th, 2019

After school on Wednesday, Hermit Crabs turned their classroom into a miniature art exhibition and welcomed their family members to come and have a look at the fantastic artwork they had produced.  The children enjoyed having the opportunity to showcase their work, and talk to their relatives about the learning journey that led them to producing their final piece of framed work.  The children also had the opportunity to purchase their work and take it home with them afterwards.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the family members who attended on Wednesday; it was lovely to see the children ‘come alive’ when they were talking about their work.  If you were unable to make Wednesday, there is still opportunity to purchase your child’s work.  Please see your child’s class teacher for more information.