Lovely Lasagne – 12.10.21
You may remember than at the beginning of term we made pizza using our lovely home grown tomatoes (and some bought ones) to make the sauce. Afterwards we had lots of sauce left over and as we didn’t want to waste it we decided to pop it into the freezer for a later date. Well this week that later date arrived. We used the remainder of the pizza sauce to make lasagne. This also gave us the opportunity to learn how to make a basic white sauce. To link with our harvest theme this week we also chose to make some garlic and rosemary bread using rosemary from our garden.
The boys and girls did such an amazing job that the staff have been able to have some for their lunch. Well done Stenton!!!
P1-3 used scissors to harvest our wheat this morning and then we hung up the wheat sheafs to dry out in the classroom. We are investigating how we are now going to make bread with our wheat.
James Wyllie came today and delivered lots of free soil for us. He has filled up our planters. Thank you James! What a fantastic community we have the pleasure of being a part of.
We can’t wait to research what we can grow over winter and then use out hopefully successfully grown crops in some delicious cooking.
Phil Lucas from the local horticultural society popped into school this afternoon to tell us all about how to compost. He then invited us to his garden so we could have a look at his. The children were absolutely inspired and loved seeing his garden. We can’t wait to get composting and Phil’s garden is so amazing that all the children want to write imaginative stories about it.
Thank you Phil!!!
We have been cooking up a storm today using our apples from Ruchlaw. We have had an amazing morning with the help of Mrs Dick making apples juice, porridge (to go with our stewed fruit from yesterday), apple crumble and custard!
As you may have guessed we were all feeling pretty full by the end of the day.
We had a lovely walk along to the park this afternoon to pick some our community plums and pears. We then practised our cutting skills and popped them into a slow cooker with a few other ingredients to cook for tomorrow. We will try our stewed plum and apples with some porridge tomorrow which we will make using oats.
The Stenton Primary pupils worked hard this afternoon planting some herb seeds which we hope we will be able to use in our cooking. We planted oregano, basil, coriander, chillies and thyme.
We can’t wait to see how well they grow. They are in our green house just now but we will bring them in when the temperature drops. Hopefully next year we will be able to add them to our herb garden outside!
This week we have been busy making homemade pizza, chips and salad all from scratch. We planned our menu together and many of our ingredients were grown in our school garden. We made the pizza base first so that it had time to rise and then we made everything else -our pizza topping included our tasty tomatoes from the garden. The chips were made from our own potatoes which we planted before the summer holidays.
It was a great experience where we all learned skills and worked together as a team to produce a healthy, tasty meal.
Watch this space for the next Stenton Cookery School experience!
Learning takes many forms, and that as well as engaging with online tasks, learning has been happening within and around the home in lots of ways. Here is a link to a presentation which showcases the fabulous work that has been taking place over the last 2 weeks.
As well as working hard at numeracy and literacy, the children have been busy with their pupil groups and enjoying art and drama over the last few weeks at Stenton Primary.