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Summer 2 Week 1


Challenge 1

Run, run as fast as you can…

You will need the help of a grown up today, using an outdoor space set up a ‘race track’ with a start and a finish (It doesn’t need to be very long!)

Get a grown up to time how fast you can run from start to finish. What could you use to time it?

Then set a 1 minute timer, how many lengths can you run in 1 minute?

You could set a competition in your family, who is the fastest?

Challenge 2

Get your bake on!

Your next challenge is to bake and decorate some gingerbread!

Here is a simple recipe you could follow…

What you need:

  • 75g butter
  • 3 1/2tbsp golden syrup
  • 60g light soft brown sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2tsp ground ginger

How to make gingerbread biscuits:

  1. Add butter, golden syrup and light brown sugar to a pan. Stir on a low heat until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger to a mixing bowl then stir together. Make a well in the centre and pour in the sugar and butter mixture.
  3. Stir together to form a dough (it might be easiest to use your hands).
  4. Wrap in clingfilm and let chill for 30mins to firm up.
  5. Lay the dough between two sheets of baking parchment. Press dough lightly with a rolling pin. Give a quarter turn than repeat.
  6. Give it a final quarter turn, then start to roll backwards and forwards, giving regular quarter turns. Until dough is roughly thickness of a £1 coin.
  7. Using a biscuit cutter cut out the shapes. Bake at 190°C (170°C fan) mark 5 for 10 to 12min, until lightly golden brown.
  8. The biscuits won't be firm but will harden when left to cool outside the oven.