Brilliant Bears' Home Learning Tasks Thursday 7th May 2020

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 8:05am

Thursday 7th May 2020

Home Learning Tasks for the Brilliant Bears


Good Morning Brilliant Bears, today is the last day of learning this week because tomorrow is VE Day.

Today all of our lessons are going to be taught together as I have planned for you to do something really exciting!



Morning activities

Last chance to practice the ‘Celebrate’ dance!


What is Funky Fingers? Pre-writing activities to get you started:

I have attached a funky fingers video for you to warm up your fingers, ready for baking!


union jack soldier

Topic: Langley Mill Helpers and Heroes


Yesterday we talked all about rations and what people could buy with them. Today we are going to make cakes with simple ingredients that they would buy with their rations. Remember to keep some of your cake for the party tomorrow.

For your simple cake you will need:

2 eggs

4oz Self-raising flour

4oz Sugar

4oz Butter

A big mixing bowl and spoon.

A cake tin


Grown-ups please put the oven on 180 degrees.


First, measure out 4oz of butter and place it into the mixing bowl.

Then measure out 4oz of sugar and place it into the mixing bowl alongside the butter and mix!

After that, add 2 eggs to the mixture and mix.

Once you have mixed the eggs in, measure out 4oz of flour.

Slowly add to the mixture and stir well, making sure that all the flour has been mixed in and there are no lumps.

Put it into the oven to cook for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.

When your cake is done, take it out of the oven and let it cool. Let a grown-up do this bit as it is very hot!

Once it has cooled, decorate with anything of your choice. In the war they would just sieve a little bit of flour over the top, but you might use sugar and even a stencil.

Finally, EAT!

I would love to see some pictures of your cakes!




Please read the instructions out loud for the children to hear. Using language such as first, second, then, after and last will help develop both their mathematical and scientific skills.

Ensure that when you are making the cakes, your Brilliant Bear is looking at the scales, looking for the number 4.

Ask lots of questions, such as if we are at 2oz now, how many more onces do we need? Is the bowl full, half full or empty?

Making purposeful mistakes is also a fun way to learn. For example, put 5oz of flour in and ask your child if they know what is wrong? This is good for problem solving but also helps them to understand it is ok to make mistakes!



Writing and Phonics

So today is our last day with the rap.

I wonder what our next style will be?

After you have made the cakes, could you and a grown-up draw a picture of what you did?

If you’re feeling really clever you could have a go at writing what you did! Use your phonics knowledge to hear the sounds in the words.

Grown-ups, your Brilliant Bear will need lots of help with this.


Expressive Arts and Design

Can you make party hats for the party?

I have attached some different ideas below!