Welcome to 2 Cool 4 School News; a newspaper put together by a group of students in Year 5 and 6 for you. We will bring you the latest news on school events, sports and some inside information on staff members! We will keep you informed on important dates and you will have the chance to be involved in our school newspaper with games and competitions. Would you like to find out more about the school? Would you like to see your work published or become the next mathemagician? If so read on...
In your classes you should be voting for an E-safety champion to help people with computer concerns. We will keep you updated after the first meeting. But meanwhile remember to always tell an E-safety champion or an adult if you are uncertain about anything on the computer.
If you would like some more information on this, follow this link: http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/
Meet the staff:
You may have noticed there are 2 new members of staff; Mrs Carpenter working in foundation and Mrs Brindle working in year 1. We met Mrs Carpenter to interview her about her likes and dislikes. Read on to find out more!!!
Are you enjoying teaching in St. Mary's School?
I love it because everyone is very friendly and the children are super too.
What is your favourite animal and why?
The giraffe because they have long tongues which are very soft and long.
When you was a child, what did you want to be when you were older?
What is your favourite sport and what team do you support?
Football! I love football and I support West Ham.
Do you like reading books and which ones would you recommend for us to read?
I do like reading, especially Harry Potter because adults and children like it.
Which is your favourite:
Football or Netball
Drawing or Reading
Ice cream or Donuts
Chelsea or West Ham
Jacqueline Wilson or David Walliams
Friends or Family but both are very important
Would you like to share a poem, joke or a thought?
I like football, it's really rather cool,
Especially when Mark Noble has the ball!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING SOME INFORMATION
Clubs have started, we hope you are enjoying them. Our first football match is on Thursday so watch this space for the results.
The sports crew have been working hard to improve all the equipment; we've pumped up the football's, tidied and organised the pavilion and made new goals for the infants so they can play football soon! Please try to take more care with the equipment and put it back in the correct place.
Puzzle and competition corner:
Are you good at art? If so enter our fantastic logo competition!
You must draw a logo design for the school newspaper; 2C4S. The winner will have their amazing art on show for the whole school to see.
It must include:
A COLOURFUL DESIGN
Entries must be put in the 2C4S box near the trophy cabinet by Wednesday 4th October 2017.
DON'T FORGET YOUR NAME AND YOUR CLASS ON THE BACK OF THE PAPER.
WATCH OUT, BECAUSE AFTER THE LOGO COMPETITION ANOTHER CHALLENGE WILL BE BACK!!
It's time to for you to compete in our once-in-a-lifetime competition! It's your chance to win the Poem Mayhem challenge. Your task is to write the best poem that you can come up with about school.There will be a Key Stage two and Key Stage one winner. The reward is that your poem will be published on the 2C4S News page. There will be a box where your poem entries go and it's going be labelled 2C4S near the trophy cabinet. The closing time will be on Monday 2nd October 2017.
To give you some inspiration, here is one of Mrs Mooney's favourite childhood poems:
PLEASE MRS BUTLER
ADVICE FOR THE 11+
As we all know (well some of us) the 11+ is approaching and a few of us year 6`s are taking it! If you are worried about the exam, read carefully because now I will share with you some tips about the challenging test. The girls have had their test last Saturday but the boys still have theirs to go this weekend.
LAST MINUTE TIPS:
GOOD LUCK AND TRY YOUR HARDEST
Hello, this is the cooking corner where you can find tasty recipes; not only for cakes but brownies and other sorts of delicious goodies.
The bakes have been made before and have gone down as a treat. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did! Good luck baking!
In this edition of 2C4S News, we present the cherry chocolate brownies!
CHERRY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
150g ground almonds
100g glace cherries
200g caster sugar
225g butter at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs beaten
225g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
icing sugar dusting for the top
1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celcius/ gas mark 3.
2. Ask an adult to melt the chocolate and butter over a low heat in a heavy based saucepan.
3. Take the pan off the heat, mix in the vanilla extract and sugar and cool it for about 5 minutes.
4. Beat the eggs into the pan along with the ground almonds and quartered glace cherries.
5. Mix the mixture altogether then pour into a 24cm square baking tin which has been lined by an adult.
6. Bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes, by which time the top will have set but the mixture will still be gooey.
7. Once it has cooled, ask an adult to cut it carefully, four down, four across, into sixteen, squidgy bellied squares!
8. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and the following chocolate sauce...
75g dark chocolate
125ml double cream
6 marshmallows (optional)
1. Ask an adult to break the chocolate up and put it into a heavy based saucepan.
2. Add the double cream and marshmallows(optional), then put it on a low heat and melt the ingredients together.
3. Stir it well, then put it into a jug ready to serve with the brownies (above).
4. Make the sauce a minute before you serve so it is still warm.
Finally you are ready to eat this delicious recipe. If you enjoyed it, let us know in our special 2C4S box by the trophy cabinet.
Thank you for reading 2C4S News, we hope you have enjoyed it. Remember to enter our competitions to see your work published on our website. The box for entries will be by the trophy cabinet, near the office. Keep looking at our site as there will be new articles weekly. If you have any ideas or comments about the newspaper, please feel free to add them to our box.