The Gingerbread Man
- Why did the Gingerbread Man run away?
- Who wanted to eat the Gingerbread Man?
- Why did the Gingerbread Man run away from the little old lady and little old man?
- What happened in the end of the story?
- Is it ever ok to show off?
- Who was the smartest character in the story?
Listen to the story of The Gingerbread Man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pckuS–UlV4
Make a wanted poster for the Gingerbread Man. You can use the template if you like. See attachment – Wanted Poster
Make a Gingerbread Man- Follow the instructions using standard units of measure e.g. grams and minutes.
Upload your final Gingerbread Men to Hwb.
350g (3 cups) plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
100g (1/2 cup) butter
175g (1 cup) light muscovado sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
1 large egg
HOW TO MAKE EASY GINGERBREAD MEN
Pre-heat the oven to 190C / 170C fan and prepare your baking trays
Line 3 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
Add the ingredients to a bowl
Get your child to measure the flour into a bowl. While they are doing that add the bicarbonate of soda and ginger.
Weigh the butter then chop it up into a few pieces before adding it to the flour.
This is a step that Hannah always likes getting involved with as she gets to get her hands messy.
Get your child to measure the sugar then stir it into the flour mixture. Add the golden syrup.
Crack the egg into a separate bowl then add it to the flour (or if you’re feeling brave do it straight into your mixture).
Make the gingerbread men
Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough.
Cut out your ginger bread men using a cutter or use any other shapes you have to hand – we tried a few different ones. Place them on your baking tray.
Gather up any scraps and roll out again. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Bake the gingerbread men
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until they become a slightly darker shade. Cool slightly then lift on to a wire rack to cool.
You can enjoy the ginger bread biscuits as they are or add some icing decorations. Hannah used wee ready made icing kits to pipe on eyes, mouths, buttons etc.
Indoor or Outdoor activity
Make a split pin Gingerbread Man and decorate him. Upload your design to HWB. See attachment split pin blank
J2blast is another of Hwb great resources where you are able to practise your spelling in Spell Blast, arithmetic in Sats Blast KS1 and your Times Tables on TTblast.
Daily Do’s –
The Play phonics homework journal’ is your child’s regular opportunity to practise their letter sounds, formation of letters and spelling of phonetically regular words, or ‘tricky words’ which they learn through memory and repetition.
It is also important to keep reading with your child and continue to discuss the context of the book and ask and answer related questions. All FP children can also access online rapid phonics books (which are also used in school), to continually support your child’s reading development. www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
Number skills are important to consolidate and in addition to using hwb and
www.activelearnprimary.co.uk there are a number of fun games and activities you can do at home (you are already probably playing these and others with your child)
e.g Snakes and Ladders, Ludo and any games which involves counting and recognising numbers
– singing times tables songs, https://godrergraig-primary-school.j2bloggy.com/number/
– recognising numbers on books, counting characters, ’eye spy’
– to read the clock and use money at home,
– to practise mental addition and subtraction at home e.g. ‘fastest gun’
HWB – https://hwb.gov.wales/
Pearson online (abacus Maths and rapid phonic reading books) – www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
These are the two online primary websites which are used by Godre’rgraig class teachers and children. These are the most effective for your child’s learning and will be linked to their age and ability. Your children will be familiar with these and the majority will be able to use independently after the initial set-up.
Children will need passwords and username details which were sent via schoop on March 20th.
Hope you enjoy and if you need any help please feel free to contact us by email –
Mrs Jenkins – Jenkinsh148@hwbcymru.net
Mr Cole – Coleg1@hwbcymru.net
Thank you for working so hard at home, thank you to grownups too as we know how busy you all are. Stay safe we miss you all.
Mrs Jenkins and Mr Cole xx