Dear Primary 7,
I hope you have a had a lovely week and didn’t get sun burnt like I did! If you are going out in the nice weather, please do make sure your shoulders and back are covered with sun cream or your jacket-I learnt the hard way!
Once again, I have been so delighted to see the hard work that you have shared with me. More and more of you are participating in the online programs of Active Learn and Education City. Laura and Naeema have shared work with me on the homework tab of P7 TEAMS, which I know takes time, so a huge well done to you both.
Next week is Health Week, usually my favourite week of the year as lots of fun activities happen and we can wear sports clothes to school! This year, of course, it will look different, but Mr Madine and Ms Finlayson have put together a wonderful grid of daily activities for you to try, which support both your physical and mental health. I will not be posting an additional grid, but you may notice that the next two- week block of maths is available on Education City and Active Learn (with our new topic of measure) if you find you are missing doing maths!
As always, if you have any questions or anything to share, please do email it to:
me directly, share it on TEAMS or firstname.lastname@example.org
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When you do get access, I shall send you an email and it would be lovely if you said hello on the posts in TEAMS. We miss hearing from everyone!
In other news, I decided to bake something a little simpler this week. (I still feel full when I think of the chocolate cheesecake!). This week I made cupcakes (the same recipe we used for Virgin Money). Now, it’s my mum’s recipe, so it uses ounces rather than kilograms, but as our new maths topic is measure, I feel it is an appropriate challenge! Copper decided to ‘help’ me in my morning workout and still seems to think if he sits quietly on the yoga mat (which he seems convinced is out for him) he won’t get stepped on! Don’t worry, he’s fine, he was just rather indignant but lots of attention brought him round again!
I hope you have a lovely weekend Primary 7. I look forward to seeing some photos of your healthy activities next week. Look after yourselves and those in your home.
You will need:
-6 ounces self raising flour
-6 ounces caster sugar
-6 ounces margarine or butter
-icing, icing sugar or sprinkles, depending on your choice for decoration
-paper cupcake cases
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar together using your mixer. You want to keep doing this until it is pale and looks fluffy.
Add in 1 egg at time with a teaspoon of flour so it doesn’t curdle. Mix the egg in with your mixer.
Sieve the flour into the bowl and fold in using a big spoon. (this is to make sure there is plenty of air in the mixture, so don’t overdo it).
Spoon into your cupcake cases.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Leave to cool on a rack and only when they are cool, add your toppings. I used leftover icing from the birthday cake and stuck it on with some raspberry jam.
(The beauty of this recipe is that it can be adapted very easily depending on how much you want to make or how much you have in the house. The quantities should always be double the amount of eggs you have. So, if you have only 2 eggs, use 4 ounces of flour, margarine and sugar or if you have 4 eggs, use 8 ounces of flour, sugar and margarine).