Friday, May 26, 2006

Mini knights in shining armour

We have successfully started our Medieval and Tudor topics and K couldn't wait to get going on producing a mini pipecleaner knight to sit across her model horses! We found a fabulous book from the library - "The Medieval World" by Kingfisher, which has lots of horsey information inside. We all made mini knights with silver foil, shields and various weapons, and dressed the horses too! B enjoyed talking about the gruesome weapons and how mean people were to each other in this era.

Today was another clean up day as friends were popping in this afternoon to whisk K off for a sleepover(and B's having an old school friend over tomorrow). Kids were pretty self-sufficient while I hoovered and tidied up. Both got on with typing up their stories about Jasper as a knight and Billy as a pirate (blog on this is here). B managed to finish his and proudly read it out to me - a fun story with some lovely adjectives. We went through it together to go over any spellings (not many) and grammar, he's really got the hang of speech marks now and is alot calmer with the exclamation marks! K is still working on her story and is aiming for 3 A4 pages of type! I read hers out in funny voices as the story is quite a laugh! What imaginations they both have.

B did some on-line maths this morning too and told me he'd played a snakes and ladders game using multiplication (which he said was easy) and fractions (which wasn't easy, but he got through it). I dug out his old 3D version of snakes and ladders (found it under the bed -a little dusty to say the least) and we've been playing it all week using two die to aid his addition.

K found a recipe for flapjacks and made them herself with little assistance, following the method and weighing all the ingredients. We'd never made these before and unfortunately they stuck to the bottom of the tin (a common problem I later found out - any suggestions?) but what we salvaged was delicious. Hubby came home for lunch today and practically ate the lot!

Friends over to play for a short while this afternoon and K went off for a sleepover. B and I snatched a quick half hour's worth of footie in the park as the sun made a brief appearance earlier this evening.


At 1:59 pm, Blogger Emma said...

I used to make flapjack a lot and used to lightly grease the tin with a bit of marg/butter.
As a coeliac, I can no longer tolerate oats so haven't made them for ages, and seeing your photo made me really crave a slice!
They look delicious :-)

Sounds like another good day!

At 9:04 pm, Blogger Debbie Pritchard said...

wow the pics are fab, thanks for the comment r.e my hubby, makes me feel like I'm not the only ds has more manners and he's 2!!lol

At 12:26 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

never made flap jacks but have heard ur supposed to line the tin wiv tinfoil...tho i would hav thought greaseproof paper. heck i aint much delia me!!


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