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Week 17                   Scones

Learn how to make tasty scones to enjoy for afternoon tea or at a picnic.

Scones are a type of cake made from a stiff dough that can be cut like a biscuit but because they contain self-raising flour, which contains baking powder, they will rise up more than a biscuit. Try measuring your scones before and after baking to see how much they grow!

Scones are a tasty afternoon treat - you can cut them in half and spread cream or butter with jam on top. Sometimes they contain sultanas, but you don’t have to include these if you don’t want to.

Watch the video, taken from 'CBeebies House',( link below) and then use the recipe below to make your own scones.

Before cooking, always wash your hands as you will be using them to mix the butter into the flour - this is called 'rubbing in' and gets little bits of butter evenly mixed into the flour.

You can then print or make an invitation to a tea party for household members or toys, so everyone can enjoy the scones.

For making your scones you will need the following ingredients:

  • Self-raising flour
  • Pinch salt
  • Butter
  • Sultanas (optional)
  • Caster sugar
  • Milk
  • Jam, to serve (optional)
  • Clotted cream, to serve (optional)


18-6-20        Creating patterns using shapes.

( You can go to Google Classroom and find all the resources for this lesson)

Look around and you will see lots of patterns that use shapes. 
The slideshow below shows  some examples of patterns. 

Can you find or think of anymore?

All the shapes in these patterns tessellate.

(Tessellate - shapes join together without leaving any gaps)


A tessellated pattern can be created with all  squares  as shown on the chess board in the slideshow. However, you can also use mixed shapes to create tessellating patterns, such as triangles and hexagons or triangles and squares. The only rule is that the sides must all sit flush against one another, leaving no gaps or empty spaces at all.


Fill out the Tessellation Investigation document with your predictions first and explain your predictions. 
Do you think the shapes shown will produce a tessellating pattern?

You can copy or print out this document from the link below or go to Google Classroom and edit the document online.

Now, either go to Google Classroom and create tessellating patterns online ,download the resources below or draw your own.  Investigate which shapes create tessellating patterns and which shapes do not produce tessellating patterns. Remember a tessellating pattern is where the shapes join together without leaving any gaps. 


Finally return to your sheet and in the end column write yes or no depending on whether your prediction was correct or not.

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   Win a climbing frame for our school    

Take part in this competition and have fun creating your dream climbing frame.

Draw and label your design with the measurements and materials you have chosen to use.

 The winning design will be manufactured and installed in our school. 

Wouldn't it be great to say 'I designed that climbing frame'

Closing date for entries 15th May 2020.

Download entry form below ( also includes ideas to think about in your design).

Take a photo of your entry form so we can show your designs on our website.

Have fun!

Could you be the next child inventor?

Look at some of the inventions below to give you some ideas and then think of a problem that you could solve by inventing a new product.

Draw your design and explain how it might work.

Phone Friend

Designed for people in wheelchairs so they can use a public phone.


Tooth - omatic

Designed  to put toothpaste  on a the toothbrush.


Shady Lamp

Designed to replace the dimmer switch, adjust the blinds to shade the light.


Pringle Hook

Designed to help get Pringles out of the tube.


Family Scooter

Designed so the whole family can ride together.

Leaf Catcher

Designed to keep the streets tidy during Autumn, when the leaves fall from the trees.


The Backward Glasses

Designed to see things that are behind you.


Creakless Slippers

Designed to be able to walk over creaky floorboards.


Food Cooler

Designed to cool food.