Thursday, 18 May 2017

Term 2 Week 3 Making butter!

This week we read the delightful book, Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam written by Juliette McIver and wonderfully illustrated by Sarah Davis.

We talked about what marmalade was made from and what you eat it on (bread). We then thought further about what else we would need if we were to have some marmalade jam on bread (butter). 

Mrs Law had brought in some bread and jam, but no butter! She only had some cream, some salt and a screw lid jar......what to do? We made OUR OWN butter!!

We learned how simple it is to make - pour the cream in the jar. Put the lid on then shake it....and shake it....and shake it. We listened to what it sounded like as it sloshed in the jar, then suddenly it changed sound to a thud. We had butter :). Next we added a sprinkle of salt and got rid of the buttermilk, and we were then ready to go. 

Home made butter on bread with marmalade jam is delicious! 

We wrote our own instructions so that we could remember another time how to make butter. 

On the theme of ducks, we read the story, Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell. 

Some of us have been working on retelling stories in the correct order, focusing on the beginning, middle and end. Here are some of our retells...

The duck worked hard at the farm and the animals made a plan to get the farmer up. The farmer ran away. The animals helped the duck work on the farm.     Zoe

Farmer Duck was sad because he had to do all the work at the farm. The animals had a plan to get the farmer away. The farmer went over the mountain. The animals helped the duck do all the work. Amelia

The farmer was sleepy and the duck was busy cleaning. The duck was sad and the animals made the farmer run away never to be seen again.      Ember

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