St Dominic Catholic Primary

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Apples

In Science (Understanding of the World) we have been using our senses to find out about apples!  We talked about how the five senses – touch, sight, smell, taste and hearing are how we explore and find out about the world around us.

Our apples tasting activity got everyone talking about how different apples look, feel, smell and taste- sweet or sour, soft or crunchy!

The next day the Nursery class made Apple crumble. Firstly, we read the story 'Ten Red Apples'. In the story there are ten red apples hanging on a tree. Yippee, fiddle-dee-fee! But they are not there for long. Horse, cow, donkey, pig, hen, and the other farm animals each eat one. "Save one for me," calls the farmer. But what about the farmer's wife? Read the story (video versions are online) to find out how the story ends. 
The children then started the process of making the apple crumble by peeling and chopping the apples and sprinkling them with just the right amount of sugar. We all took turns to rub the butter into the flour (it gave our finger muscles a workout) and finally stirred in a little more sugar and some porridge oats to create some crunch before popping them into the oven for 40-45mins.

 

Thank you for the wonderful donations of seeds, bulbs and plants. All of the children have enjoyed planting activities this week.  Our garden is looking colourful and we hope to see a lovely display of bulbs next Spring.

Thank you for your support with your child's learning.

Amanda Corcoran and the Nursery team.