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Victorians / Workouts / Puzzle / Pizza

Victorians / Workouts / Puzzle / Pizza

Hello Year 5                                                                                           

I hope you are all well and had a lovely Easter. While you have been busy eating chocolate, I’ve been sanding and painting window frames.

So I guess we’re all ready to get back to work then eh?!

I had an email from Fiesta Sports giving us links for a fast feet football workout and a tumble in the garden workout. Here are the links.

Also… Mrs Owen has given you some maths activities on measures. In order to support this work, as a DT task, I thought it would be fun to make pizzas. I will make a demonstration video and with this recipe, you can make the family dinner (with support from your parents).

If anybody needs a gluten free recipe then let me know and I will include one as I have to make gluten free pizzas for my wife.

In order to do this, here is a list of the ingredients you will need to try and get before you make the pizza.

For the dough – 500g strong bread flour, 1 sachet (7g / teaspoon) yeast, tablespoon olive oil (vegetable oil will do), teaspoon of salt, tablespoon of honey, 400 ml water.

For gluten free dough you need all of the above but instead of bread flour you will need 300g gluten free plain / bread flour. You will also need a teaspoon of baking powder and a teaspoon full of balsamic or white wine vinegar and only 300ml water

For the toppings, you will need 1-2 tins of tomatoes (to which you add a bit of salt, garlic and olive oil if you want) and then a range of toppings that you like on pizza, I’m not going to list them all!

For the cheese, I use a ball of Mozzarella per pizza and then some grated Mozzarella on top, but you can use whatever cheese you want. Cheddar and Edam work fine.

So if you can get these ingredients, I will make a video and maybe over the weekend you can make pizzas!


Our daily puzzle today is one I set already but not many of you have done it – the pencil task! See the short video clip!



On May 12th we were supposed to have History Off The Page come in and carry out a Victorian day with you. Unfortunately, school will still be closed due to Coronavirus so we will try and rearrange this.

One of the activities we were going to do was a re-enactment of a Victorian classroom where you would learn about how life was different for Victorian school children.

So, I have attached a few video links for you to look at and given you a website that you can use for reference.


The website link is

I would like you to write about how Victorian Schools are different to today. This can be either a straight forward written account detailing the differences, or a story / comic strip about the life of a Victorian school child or maybe a letter of complaint to the Director of Education about how poorly children were treated in Victorian schools. You can choose to write whatever genre you like – report, letter, story, poem, news article… as you long as you are drawing comparisons between Victorian and present day schooling.

Hope you are all well.

Best wishes

Mr Smith