Dear Primary 7,
How are you all? I hope that you have had a good week. As you will have seen from the blog, we are in the process of setting you all up with an email account that you will take through to High school. I can’t describe how lovely it has been to hear from you throughout this week as you figure out how to set up your emails and access TEAMS.
I have uploaded some resources onto TEAMS (Fry’s words and spelling activities so far) which you can access if you click on the FILES tab, then the folder CLASS MATERIALS. I will also try to upload recordings of Chapter 14 and Chapter 15 of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas for you to listen to. There are some questions at the end of the recording for you to think about next week. The reading task for next week’s grid also relates to the chapters, so please let me know if you are struggling to access the recording. Remember next week is technically a 3 day school week, so while I shall post the grid on Monday (there will be a special post on Tuesday related to V.E. Day with fun activities to try) I do not expect you to be working on Monday or Friday as these are you holidays.
As always, if you have any questions or anything to share, please do email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email me directly if you have your own email up and running.
In other news, we decided to have a pizza making competition this week! I have attached photos and recipes for you to try at home. Copper is very happy, although he sometimes doesn’t understand why he can’t have attention all the time, so he makes sure he is in the middle of all my work! He also listened to the reading chapters and he agrees with Bruno, Lieutenant Kotler is really not very nice at all. (I know this because he whinges when I read his words, maybe it’s the scary voice I try to put on!)
Anyway lovelies, I hope you enjoy the recipes and pictures. I am looking forward to hearing from more of you and to keep hearing from those of you who have been in touch. Have a lovely weekend, look after yourselves and those in your home.
3 cups of Bread Flour (if you have it, plain flour should work too)
Dried yeast -1 packet (about 15g approximately)
Half teaspoon of salt
Half teaspoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Put the all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix with a spoon.
Get some room temperature water (you shouldn’t notice a temperature difference when you hold your finger in the water) and add 1 cup to start.
Slowly add the water (and more if you need it) and knead until all ingredients combine. If you are not sure what kneading means, follow the link below.
The dough should be tacky to touch. (by tacky, I mean, it’s a bit sticky, like used Sellotape).
Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave to proof (this is when the dough rises with the yeast) in a dark place for as long as you can wait! (at least 2-3 hours, or overnight if possible).
Preheat your oven to 200c. It should be fully heated before you put your pizza in.
Divide in two and roll out pizza dough.
Add your toppings, cook in oven at high temperature. Start with a timer of 8 minutes and keep checking it after that.
Suggestions for toppings:
Passata (heated slightly) works really nicely as a base if you spoon it on the rolled our dough and spread it out.
Mozzarella or grated cheese are good as the next layer
Then add whatever you like best, olives, sliced salami/chorizo, chicken the list goes on!
If you cannot find yeast in the shops, I found this recipe online which you could try:
Alternatively, big supermarkets like Tesco and Asda will sell ready made pizza dough if you are really stuck.