Hermit Crabs - Year 5/6

Class Blog

World of Illusions in Hermit Crabs

Posted: 23 September 2020

This week in Hermit Crabs we have enjoyed continuing our art topic – World of Illusions. Using some examples from the artist Escher, we’ve been learning all about shading and how to draw an Escher cube. 

Hermit Crabs get baking and decorating!

Posted: 24 January 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!

Posted: 10 January 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.