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For cookery we made party food! We made a big bakewell tart and twelve miniature ones, sosmix rolls and a big sponge cake. Mum helped us make pastry for the bakewell tarts and for the sosmix rolls, and I put the jam in the bottom of the bakewell tarts, Jude made the cake mixture and poured it into the tins.
We put it all in the oven to bake and while it was cooking we cleaned up the kitchen and washed up the bowls and spoons and things.
We went to bed early so we could read our books. I have already read thirty-seven pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix but there are still hundreds of pages left, so I know I won’t finish it before it has to go back to the library. It’s a great story! Hermione likes knitting just like me. Except she does magic knitting. She has a magic cat with one red eye and one green eye, who is really grumpy. I would like it if the story was all just happy, but sadly there are some scary characters too.
Thursday 21 November
This morning we read some more David Copperfield, it is such a good story we just wanted to keep going. We took it in turns to read it out loud. Poor David keeps getting in trouble with Mr Murdstone and his horrible sister who has taken over the house. At the end of the chapter we read today, chapter four, Peggotty is whispering to him through the keyhole of his bedroom door, where he has been locked, and she tells him he is going to be sent away the next day to school. It’s so sad because the three of them were so happy before Mr and Miss Murdstone arrived.
This afternoon we made salt dough Christmas tree decorations! Salt dough is excellent. We made round ball ornaments and rolled the dough out and cut shapes like bells and circles and little people. Then we made holes in them so that once they are baked we can thread strings through and hang them on the tree.
Then Jude worked with Mum going through her mental arithmetic test, and I did a beat the clock maths test in my room at my desk. I had to clear my clothes off my chair first because I keep forgetting to put them away – I always think I’ll wear them again tomorrow so hanging them seems a waste of time but the next day I choose something different and eventually I’ve got nowhere to sit.
I really enjoyed it, it’s different to other books I’ve read. It’s all about this boy called Julian, who lives with his sisters, and doesn’t know where his mum has gone. I liked it because it had lots of little details about what Julian thinks about what’s happening, a lot of the pages had little notations at the bottom of each page, explaining words and phrases.
Tuesday 26 November
This morning we went swimming and I swam a whole width without touching the floor! Jude swam a whole length without stopping!
We went to the library and I chose some books to read since I finished I Want Doesn’t Get on Thursday, and I had to return the Harry Potter book because it was due back at the library. I don’t mind taking a break from it, it’s really long.
I borrowed a book called Find The White Horse by Dick King Smith which is about two dogs and a cat and a pigeon who get lost from their homes and have to try to find their way back. It’s called Find The White Horse because one of the dogs lived in a house on a hill with a chalk horse carved into it, so he knows where he’s heading, and the other animals just want to come too.
continues tomorrow 🙂
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