Pancake Tuesday

Today the children participated in Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday). Pancake Day  is the last day before the period called Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes. Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian festival leading up to Easter Sunday (Easter Day). Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between 3 February and 9 March.

This morning the children were lucky enough to make pancake mixture and observe them being cooked by our fantastic parent helpers. Children got the choice between lemon and sugar, jam or butter! Mmmmm, before you knew it, they were gobbled down by the children and we couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces!

 

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What would you give up for 40 days?

Acrostic Poems

As part of our discussions about family and friends in the last few weeks the children were introduced to the format for an Acrostic Poem. We thought this would be a good way for children to express their feelings about their families and friends. The most challenging part of this task was to think of words that began with the letters in ‘friends’ and ‘family’. Even our parent helpers learnt something new as their child was exposed to this kind of poetry.

 You’ll have to turn your head to the side to read these poems!

 

Can you think of an acrostic poem for

‘pets’ or ‘mum’ or ‘dad’?

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Over the last few weeks we have been talking about rules and responsibilities in our family homes. We read ‘It’s your turn Roger’ which was about a pig who didn’t want to set the tabel. We talked about what jobs the children help with at home and whether they get any pocket money for doing so. It was very interesting to see what the children helped do at home.

  

 

 

 

What do you help with at home?

How much pocket money do you get?

What do you do with your pocket money?