Jemima measuring and calculating the perimeter of the gingerbread house.
Imogen working out the calculating the area of the footprint of the house. But first a lesson on finding area of shapes and units used. Imogen logically thought through the process.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
The forest was dark and cold.
The trees were as tall as sky scrapers.
The wind howling, louder, louder!
But the lake was silent, still.
Then the wind stopped.
All was silent.
Huddling in the cold cave.
Waiting for the night to pass.
by Imogen Holmes
We read a collection of Winter poems, Geoff found his favourite winter poem 'The roe deer' by Ted Hughes. This really inspired the girls to write poems. We have began looking at poem structures and compiling similies.
Imogen and Jemima decided to make cookies, they found a recipe on the internet and completely independently made cookies, the first batch were a little too crunchy, so they decided to make some more, this time they decided to put less flour in the mixture. The result was that the cookies spread and formed one large cookie, but they tasted gorgeous. The girls are already discussing the next batch.
The girls are learning so much experimenting with the recipe, cooking times and the rest of us are enjoying eating the cookies too!!!