Shapes in Willow Class

What a busy week we have had. The children have been working extremely hard and I have been really impressed with their effort.

We have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes. The children worked together to see which group could make the most triangles and used oblongs and squares to make a picture of a castle. They have been naming and describing the properties of 3D shapes and they decided on different ways they could sort them. The children wondered if you could work out how the shapes are sorted. Have a go at the shape quiz by clicking on the link at the end of the photos..

With our story maps finished the children have began to write their own stories about The Enormous Carrot.

In geography we have been finding out about Scotland and  finished the week by making Scottish Oatcakes. All the children enjoyed them so I have added the recipe for you to try at home.                               Shape Quiz


  • 225g oats
  • 60g wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 60g butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 60-80ml hot water


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190C.
  2. Mix together the oats, flour, salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda.
  • Add the butter and rub together until everything is mixed and has the consistency of large bread crumbs.
  1. Add the water (from a recently boiled kettle) bit by bit and combine until you have a somewhat thick dough. The amount of water varies; depending on the oats.
  2. Sprinkle some extra flour and oats on a work surface and roll out the dough to approx. 1/2cm thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes (the final number of oatcakes depends – of course – on the size of cutter you use. In a wonderfully Scottish twist/coincidence I found that using an upturned whisky glass makes the perfect size 🙂
  3. Place the oat cakes on a baking tray and bake for appprox. 20-30mins. or until slightly golden brown.