For this weeks cooking session, we made sausage meat pies.
From the pastry Mrs Rushbrooke had kindly made us, we each used a pastry cutter to cut out a 'botttom' for our pie, which we pushed into a muffin tray. We then filled out pies with some sausage meat...we had a quick feel and it felt gooey and cold! Next, we had to use the pastry cutter again to cut out 'lids' for our pies....these kept the sausage meat in. Our final (and most fun) step was carefully making the ears, eyes and nose for the pigs out of the remaining pastry!
We think they looked rather cute.....Miss Rushbrooke thought they even looked too cute to eat!
Thank you to Mrs Rushbrooke for helping us cook today.
As you will of seen from the letter sent out today, this coming Friday (22nd) is 'National Goof Off Day'.
The children ARE allowed to wear their own clothes just as other classes are.
As a class, we have also decided to wear Sunglasses and Wellies as our 'goofy, fun and different' thing to do!......I hope that makes sense!
We saved our cooking day for today (Friday) to celebrate 'Red Nose Day'. We were each given 2 Rich Tea biscuits, which we firstly had to ice. We then used grapes for eyes, a strawberry for a nose and strawberry lace for a mouth. We then put them in the fridge for the icing to set.
Thank you to Mrs Rushbrooke for helping us!
We felt very lucky yesterday, as not only did we receive a lovely photo of the Firefighters with the Thank you card we had made them, but we also received a special video message from Russ and Percy - the Police officers who came into visit us.
They too, had received our Thank-you card, and sent a video of them looking at it and giving their thanks.
Thank-you once again to Russ, Percy and Lindsey for coming into visit us!
Today Miss Rushbrooke was sent the following photo from the members of 'Blue watch' at Ipswich East Fire Station. They have received our Thank you card and are very grateful......as were we for our fantastic trip!
Thank you again Blue Watch!
For this weeks cooking session, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday a couple of days later....and made pancakes!
Mrs Rushbrooke and Alex kindly made each of us a fresh pancake, and we could choose which topping to have on it. We had the choice of: chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, maple syrup, golden syrup and sugar with fresh lemon or orange. They were rather yummy!
After our busy, fun filled morning, we were just about able to join in with some of the fun of 'World book day'. We changed into our costumes and our classroom was full of Princess', Superheros, Dinosaurs and lots more favourite word-associated outfits!
Apologies that I only managed to get 1 photo of all the children together- we had a busy afternoon too!
.....I never thought id see a 'Thing' hearing a Princess read!
We had some rather excited children coming into the classroom this morning....the day was here...our long awaited trip to the fire station had arrived!
We firstly boarded the coach, where the children were all safely strapped in and ready for their very first class trip!
When the coach arrived at the Fire Station, we pulled into the yard and were greeted by Neil, one of the full-time Firefighters at Ipswich East. We all sensibly got off the coach and gathered in the truck bay, where we split into 2 groups.
One group went into the mess area, where 2 Firemen (Neil and Aaron) spoke to us about what their job involves, such as the types of incident they have to attend and some of the things they have to do at the scene. They also showed us and talked us through all the different items of uniform they have to wear and how it all protects them. Aaron told us that they have to have EVERY part of their skin covered to protect it from the fire and heat. Neil and Aaron also spoke to us about smoke alarms and how important it is to have them in our houses.
The second group had stayed in the truck bay to look at the Fire Engines and the equipment they use, which Pete and Stuart. They talked us through some of their equipment they use at different incidents, such as the different hoses, ladders, lights and 'jaws of life'. They also sat in the back of the Fire Engine, and went out into the yard to stand in the 'cage' of the Alp (Aerial Ladder Platform), before watching it move up rather high in the air....this is what the Fire Service use to rescue people in tall buildings.
The 2 groups then swapped over. We later rejoined as one group and all had the opportunity to have a go with the hose and squirt some water!
The FireFighters have given all the children the task of finding out if they have a smoke alarm(s) in their house and where they are located.
If you do not currently have a smoke alarm fitted in your home....then please call 01473 260588 to ask about the Fire Service coming to fit one for you.
OR....speak to Miss Rushbrooke who can speak to her partner Adam, who is also a Firefighter.
We have been very lucky with today's visit....as a rule, schools don't usually visit Fire Stations (Fire Services go to the schools) but Miss Rushbrooke's partner Adam, was able to organise a visit for us!
Thank you Adam!
We all REALLY enjoyed our visit to the Fire Station this morning, and would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the crew at Ipswich East Station....(as we did with the Police Service, we will be making a Thank you card to give to them).
We would also like to thank both Lucas' Mum and Alexis' Mum for volunteering to help.
.....and a final WELL DONE to all the children for being on their best behaviour, and showing great listening skills! we were very impressed and very proud....as were the Firefighters!
Take a look at the photos from our morning....
Wow! What a brilliant, exciting and informative Morning Reception class had today!
We were lucky enough to have Joshua's Mummy and Daddy, who are both Police Officers, come into visit us, along with one of their colleagues, Percy.
First of all, they spoke to us about what their job role involves, and the different ways in which they help us.
They also showed us some of the equipment they use, such as their handcuffs and batons, which we got to have a close look at, and their walkie-talkies - a lady in the control room even spoke to us all over it!
We also got the opportunity to try on their vests and hats and ask them lots of questions.
We then split into 2 groups..... half of us went outside to have a look around the Police car and Police van, and try on some more of their uniform, and the other half of the class stayed inside and had our fingerprints taken to make our very own keyrings!
We then swapped over so we all got the chance to do both activities.
We all learnt alot about the different ways in which the Police help us, and REALLY enjoyed our morning!
A big THANK YOU to Joshua's Mummy and Daddy and Percy for coming into visit us!
Take a look at the photos from our Morning....