Year 4 - Swift Class
The Class Timetable and Curriculum Overview will follow shortly.
You will need:
Clean hands and a clean kitchen surface
An oven heated to gas mark 8
An adult with oven gloves to help you take the pizza in and out of the oven
Ingredients for one pizza:
160g of white flour
Half a teaspoon of yeast
Half a teaspoon of sugar
100ml of tepid water
Tomato ketchup or tomato puree
Mix the sugar and yeast into the tepid water and leave for a few minutes. Make a well into the flour and slowly pour some of the yeast mixture into the well. Gradually stir in the flour, you will be making a mixture of porridge like consistency. Keep on adding the yeast mixture until all of the flour has been mixed in. Place the dough onto the floured surface and knead for ten minutes or so until the dough is smooth and elastic. If the dough feels dry, add a small amount of water – if the dough feels too wet then add a small amount of flour. Leave to prove, it should expand slightly, you may want to cover it in cling film.
Roll the dough out so it’s fairly thin, but not so thin it will fall apart when you pick it up! Place a small amount of ketchup/puree on the base you have made and spread it evenly. Add cheese and topping of your choice. Ask an adult to slide onto a pizza tray/stone and cook for about 10 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.
Italian Hot Chocolate - cioccolata calda
Remember to mix the powder mixture slowly into a paste - just like we did with the yeast mix with the pizza. Again, remember to ask an adult as you are dealing with hot liquid. You may need to add a little cold milk before you drink it to cool it down. Good cooks tidy up as they go along!
Dose for 1 cup of hot chocolate:
- 2 tsp of cocoa powder
- 2 tsp of sugar
- 1 tsp of potato starch (or corn starch)
- 125ml (1/2 cup) of milk
- Marshmallows (optional)
In English this term we are going to be looking at how authors develop character in their writing. We will be looking at the details that are included about a character’s appearance, their actions and what they say. This will involve some close reading of text. We are going to study some poetry written in war time, which will tie in with the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Leading up to Christmas we will be revisiting instruction writing and rehearsing for the KS2 Christmas Service.
We have discussed a book in class, ‘The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes’, which tells the story of someone who is used to everything going their way until one day, things do not go as planned. The children have reflected on the character’s actions and offered thoughtful insights into how individuals can respond when mistakes or errors occur.
In Science, we are working work on investigating how we classify solids and liquids and gasses though practical investigations.
We enjoyed our visit to the Chiltern Open Air Museum at Chalfont St Peters in Buckinghamshire. During our visit, the children all experienced some of the investigative and practical skills that archaeologists use when they are exploring a site. Our other workshops covered what life was life in Anglo Saxon Britain. The ‘hands on’ aspect of this visit was invaluable.