Parent Friday – Food Tasting – 2:45 Friday…

As you know, in partnership with  ‘Connecting Generations’ and the Maple Cross Student Council, we will be sharing our

experiences, cultures, learning and wisdom, across the generations, through the medium of food.
  Gathering age-old culinary wisdom to share and connect generations

Everyone is invited to attend as always, but this half-term, we will trial having a focus class who will be given the chance to experience cuisine from different cultures, families or backgrounds.

To begin with:

Friday 27th April:  Reception class focus.
Friday 4th May:  Year 1 class focus.
Friday 11th May:  Year 2 class focus.
Friday 118th May:  Year 3 class focus.

If you are able to attend, please do join us to learn about what we have in common and what we can learn from other community members who come from a wide range of cultures, ages and backgrounds. We do still have a few slots for someone to share their own special dish that has been important to them growing up: Was it something your Gran always made you? A special recipe from mum?

If you would like to offer to present a dish for a few minutes or to find out more, do drop us a line or come and experience our first intergenerational cultural learning one on the 27th to see what to expect!

I look forward to seeing many of you there.

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Frozen Fruit Kebabs

This term the children in EYFS are using their cooking sessions to prepare snacks for the other children. This week they have created frozen fruit kebabs. We began by making a list of all the fruit we would be using (this really tested our phonics!).

  1. blueberries
  2. bananas
  3. strawberries
  4. raspberries
  5. watermelon
  6. grapes

Working as a collaborative team they chopped, peeled and sliced various fruits. They then skewered the fruits before we placed in the freezer to allow them to chill.

Later in the morning the children shared the snacks with everyone else. They were a super chilly treat on a very hot and sunny day.

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Tag Rugby Festival

A few weeks ago, Year 5 attended a tag rugby festival at St Clement Dane’s School. Every child in Year 5 demonstrated outstanding resilience pushing themselves in every game to achieve their very best. At the end of each game, they reflected carefully and tried to improve for their next performance. I was so proud of their attitude and performance!

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