Show & Tell Season 2 Week 5
The end of week 5 and with just one more until half-term, it’s hard to believe that we are in February already. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this week’s Show & Tell. Keep on sending in your pictures and updates, we love seeing them all. Items for the next Show & Tell should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of next Saturday (13th).
Why not take a look at what the children at St. Barnabas have been up to?
This week Chloe has done martial arts via zoom and got Star of the Week, written and posted a letter to a friend and cooked a meal for us all of pasta, homemade sauce and meatballs.
This year 2 boy has been busy making decorations for his bedroom and is expecting a visit from the Tooth Fairy.
This week Thea has had a few days out in the sun. We decided to go feed the ducks lots of seeds at the boating lake, pointing out different shapes she saw on the path, on sign posts. She had fun helping Grandma planting bulbs in the garden, building a house for her teddy Skye out of building blocks, and being a pirate in the toy boxes. She has been practising her hand grip and using scissors to cut out wavy, straight and zigzag lines. She fell asleep reading her favourite book and enjoyed helping mummy recycle and clean the house. She also helped prepare the eggs for tea and made her sister some toast.
Everyone is ready for half term here, each day more of a struggle!
Sophia has been riding, plodding on slowly with school work and we’ve taken the dogs for a walk, as currently looking after an extra one!
We celebrated Daddy’s Birthday and had afternoon tea on Monday, then Indian for tea, clapped to remember Tom Moore for his life and achievements. 💫 Had a bike ride to the park.
The week ended on a very sad note! We had to make the heart breaking 💔decision to put Salty (the hamster) to sleep🌈! Which was awful, as she’s been a lovely friend to Sophia.
Isabelle has been very active, learning new football tricks and we went on a long walk to get to the park! She didn’t want to come off the swing!
Again this week we have enjoyed lots of walks, puddle jumping and tree climbing. We’ve baked lots and enjoyed looking for new recipes. We have also been busy feeding birds around the farm, the buckets were heavy!
We hope Mrs. Murray is feeling better – please pass on our love and best wishes.
from Eleanor, Camilla, Arabella & family
This week we have enjoyed the sunshine when it’s been out and when it hasn’t we’ve enjoyed the bit of snow we had.
Beatrice completed a 5k with mummy in super time and made some special treats from her little kitchen “Bea’s Pantry” and popped notes in with her surprise treats to cheer friends!
S2 W5 B&P Science (click to view video)
“We tried to make A bouncy egg using white wine vinegar for one egg and lemon juice for the other egg. The egg that was in white wine vinegar worked really well, the egg that was submerged in the lemon juice had a very small part of it that wasn’t submerged and as you’ll see the part that was not submerged under the lemon juice meant that that part of the shell did not disintegrate in the acidic lemon juice and broke whilst we was trying to rub off the other part of the shell.
Once all the shell was off the egg that had been in the vinegar, we looked with a torch to see if we could see the different parts of the egg, unfortunately we couldn’t determine all the individual parts of the egg because it was cloudy however we could see that the yolk inside the egg moved as we turned the egg around. We then proceeded to see how high the egg would bounce before it broke. It felt very spongy until finally it broke when we could then clearly see the membrane that had been holding it together.
We really liked this experiment it was fun.”
Beatrice and Philippa
This week we welcomed some new additions to our family – Otis and Eric the pygmy goat kids. These twins were abandoned by their mum at birth, so have needed bottle feeding since being born. All the boys have taken on the challenge of 4 hour feeds and the kids are now 2 weeks old and they are doing well. The boys have also been making their own bridges in the woods and trying to cross them without getting wet feet! Not always successfully. Ethan has worked on his wildlife scrap book. Finally much to Ayrton’s delight, his duckling, Annie, has finally laid her first egg …….and she lays black eggs! This was a big surprise on the morning egg collection.
from Ethan, Euan, Ayrton, Casper & River