Ms. Dooling 19/20

 

Hi All,

 

I hope you are keeping well.

Why not host a fun Easter themed breakfast party for you and your family.

Make some yummy Easter bunny pancakes, berry smoothies and even make some bunting to add to your lovely Easter breakfast party.

Remember wash you hands before and after baking.

Hope you have a lovely Easter and stay safe 🙂

Enjoy!!

Ms. Dooling

 

Firstly, why don’t you make your own handmade invitations inviting your family members to your Easter party.

All you need is paper and colours, which you all have in your pencil cases. Here are some examples for you to copy and write from.

invite

invite 2

 

Now to make a fun Easter breakfast!

Easter Bunny Pancakes!!

pancakes

 

What you need:

  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 50g wholemeal flour
  • 2 small eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • oil, for frying
  • a few raisins for bunny paws, to serve (optional)
  • 30g banana (slided into rounds for the tails)

How to make:

  1. Put both the flours into a large bowl and whisk to break up any lumps. Add the egg yolks and a little of the milk, whisking to a thick paste. Add the remaining milk, a splash at a time, to loosen the batter.
  2. In a separate bowl and using a clean whisk, whisk the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter with a spatula, trying to keep in as much air as possible.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. Using a large spoon, add a generous dollop of batter to the pan in a round, for the bunny body. Add a smaller round for the head, two small ovals for feet, and two long thin strips for ears. Fit all the bunny components into the pan, or cook them in batches.
  4. Flip the pancakes after a minute or two, once the edges are set, the base is golden brown and bubbles start to pop on the surface. Cook for another min until golden brown.
  5. Put the bunny body in the middle of the plate, position the head, ears and feet just overlapping to look like the back of a bunny. Add a banana slice for the tail, and raisins (if using) for the feet pads.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter. Decorate with extra chopped fruit, if you like.

A Berry Delicious Smoothie to go with your yummy pancakes!!

Smoothie

 

What you need:

  1. 1 small ripe banana
  2. about 140g blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or strawberries
  3. apple juice or mineral water, optional
  4. runny honey to serve

How to make:

Slice the banana into your blender or food processor and add the berries of your choice. Whizz until smooth. Add in water or juice to make the consistency you like. Toss a few extra fruits on top, drizzle with honey and serve.

 

Make some fun bunting to add to your lovely party!!!

 

bunting

chicks

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2

Dear parents and children,
I hope you have been enjoying all the maths activities and games that I posted last week. This week I have chosen some new maths games for you, please take a look.
I have also decided to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities for your kids to enjoy at home. The STEM activities I have attached are below on this page: coding apps and Lego activities.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me on my school email which is c.dooling@upperglanmirens.ie.

I hope you are all keeping safe.

Warm regards,
Ms. Dooling

 

Activities for you and your child:
Use a number grid – Again like last week print off the attached 10 x 10 number grid (scroll down to week one to get this blank number grid) Get your child to colour in multiples of different squares. This helps them see the pattern. This week do multiples of 4.
I have left up the example of 3 times tables as an example, scroll down to week one to see this.
App of the week:
I have attached some fun coding apps (STEM). The coding apps this week are for children under nine years old. Training yourself to programme and code might be a fun and new challenging activity for you do in the evenings.

3-4 year olds: code karts
5 – 6 year olds: Daisy the Dinosaur
7-9 year olds: Grasshooper

 

Lego Fans! (STEM)
If you have lego at home, I have some fun lego activities and challenges for you! Each week I am going to set a challenge. This week I want you to make a cool dinosaur out of lego.
If you want a very fun lego activities/experiment. Why don’t you try making a real erupting Lego Volcano: https://thestemlaboratory.com/lego-volcano
Take a picture of your creations and erupting volcanos and send them to my school email address along with your name and your class. My email is c.dooling@upperglanmirens.ie. Make sure you are NOT in the picture, JUST YOUR LEGO CREATION. I will post these creations next week on this page for everyone to look at. Have fun 😊
Game of the week (without needing the internet):
Roll the dice:
Roll the dice twice, multiply the numbers together.
Play with your parents or with siblings, see who can multiply the 2 numbers together the fastest.

 

Games of the week (on the internet)

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/306/Maths-Fishing-Multiplication

 

 

Week 1

Dear Parents,
I hope you are keeping well and safe during this time. I have put together some useful resources that will help your child/children with their times tables. I will update this with new games, activities and apps each week. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on my school email address which is c.dooling@upperglanmirens.ie.

Please take a look at Ms. O’Brien’s, Ms. O’ Dunovan’s, Ms. O’ Sullivan’s, Ms. Conway’s and Ms. O’ Callaghan’s pages for more useful resources.
Please note that all activities are not compulsory to complete, you can pick and choose at your ease. I hope they are of benefit to you.

Many thanks in advance,
Ms. Dooling

 

Activities for you and your child:
1.Use a number grid – print off a simple 10 x 10 number grid. Get your child to colour in multiples of different squares. This helps them see the pattern. This week do multiples of 2.
I have attached a blank number grid for you to print off and use.

Number Grid

Below is an example of a number grid showing the 3 times tables as an example for you.

number_square_3_times_table

2.Create a challenge – make it fun! Do a parent vs the kid challenge. Time each other on how long it takes for each of you to do a time tables, record the results. Getting your child to test you also exposes them to making sure you have the right answer, all exposure is good. See if you can beat your own personal record each day. Different levels can be the harder times tables.

App of the week:
Kids multiplication tables

YouTube video: type in: How to practice times tables/Oxford Owls
This video gives easy and fun ways to practice times tables at home with your children.

Game of the week (without needing the internet):
1. Fingers
This game is like rock, paper, scissors. However instead of doing a rock, paper or a scissors, each person shows a number between 0 – 5 with their fingers. Each person multiples the 2 numbers together. First person to say the answer wins.
Example: Person A shows 3 fingers, person B shows 2 fingers. Answer: 3×2=6

Games of the week (on the internet)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Resources for you to print off and use at home:

Printable posters of times tables 1-12:  TimesTables_1_12

Printable game: PWO_Age_6_7_times_tables