Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Found lots of different birds in the garden today so we decided to raid the pantry and make some bird treats.
We used lard.. sultanas...digestive biscuits...sunflower seeds...and coconuts.
We never opened a coconut before so Jellybop found a You Tube video telling us how to...with a a hammer and a screwdriver!
Monday, 10 November 2014
Today the kids wanted to bake and as we're trying to be child led in our learning, we baked! Jellybop chose to bake a Victoria Sandwich cake from the awesome Mary Berry's Fast Cakes book. She wanted to bake little cakes as well so doubled the mixture. The little cakes were so huge that there was only enough mixture left for one layer of sponge for the Victoria, oops. It will be great with custard!
Legoboy picked meringues. We've never made them by whisking the whites and sugar in a bowl over a pan of hot water. But they turned out fine!
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
After some pretty tricky Maths on Education City this afternoon and a Film Review of Dolphin Tale 2 the kids decided to play modelling clay, this first photo is Daddy and Mummy by Jellybop.
The second photo is Uncle Steve without his beard, by Legoboy! It will be added later when there is more charge in my phone battery!
Sunday, 26 October 2014
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Monday, 22 September 2014
Sunday, 7 September 2014
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Friday, 25 July 2014
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
We started of with the FREE Lego story starter Kit, and Jellybop and Legoboy made three scenes from the kit and then video'd the results with a commentary, not bad for before 9.30am.
Before lunch Jellybop played Chequers on the tablet and Legoboy played Super Mario Flash 2 on the iMac...Retro gaming, Daddy will be proud!
After lunch we headed out for a local National Trust beauty spot, Downs Bank.
They went across the tiny stepping stones and gazed into the stream for fishes. They found one and this is what it looked like when they finally snapped it...
Jellybop overcome her fear of dogs today too!
all in all a great first day :)