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BBC – CBBC – How To Make An Elephant Mask

We are going to be having lots of fun making these elephant masks.


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Banana and Mars bar cake

For The Cake

100g (4oz) butter. 

2 eggs, beaten

175g (6oz) caster sugar or brown sugar. I use coloured sugar from home bargains!

225g (8oz) sr flour

1teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons milk

2 or 3 very ripe bananas, mashed

50g of chocolate chips or 2 mars bars cut into pieces. 

Preheat the oven to 180c or 160c fan. Gas 4

1. Weigh out the flour and caster sugar and put in bowl. Add baking powder

2. Melt butter in microwave, in a measuring bowl for 1 min or in a pan until melted.

3. Remove from heat and whisk in eggs and milk.

4. Mix into the into the flour, baking powder and sugar.

5. Add the mashed bananas and add the chocolate pieces. 

6. When everything is mixed in well, spoon the cake into a nice sized cake tin, or spoon into muffin tins or cases.

7. Bake for 20 or 25 mins until well risen, golden brown in colour and shrinking away from edges. Remove from oven and cool for 10 mins.

You can melt 50g (2oz) of chocolate and drizzle over cooled cakes.

Great for breakfast and freezable for 3 months. Store in air tight tin.


Mum! Do you know how?

Mum! What are you doing today?

That’s the first thing that my boys say?

What do you want for breakfast?

Oh something that’ll do us until dinner time but make it fast!

Toast and tea for me.

Breakfast ends up different for us 3.

I’ll do my coding says Roo.

That’ll keep him busy for and hour or two.

Kilian is learning to read,

Practising letters and words that he’ll need!

Mum! Can you help us? Shouts Roo. What are you stuck on, a Maths sum or 2?

We can try to work it out later,

if we both get stuck, you can use a calculator!

Kilian’s having a run,

I don’t know why but he says it’s fun!

Time for a bit of French on Duolingo.

The app is free,

So we’re trying to learn a new language, or 3!

Let’s write our hero stories of SupeRoo

He saves the day, with his companions of two.

A nice salad for lunch,

Keeping busy as we munch.

Time for some fresh air,

As mum tidies up and does things she needs to prepare.

What do you fancy doing now?

Colouring in and reading?

It’s not long until someone shouts ‘mum! Can you show me how?’

Work for today is all done,

The day flies by when you’re having fun.

Off to rest and catch up on our laptops

But work for mum never stops!

Mum! You’re always too busy to rest,

Come and join us and jest.

I’ll just tidy up and get ready for another day,

Too busy to stop and play.

Right! Says mum. That’ll do for today.

Off to bed, after work’s ready to do again the next day.

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