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JASS for 2016-2017 has only just been launched! Many children already do many activities which can count as part of their 'Awards'. These include hockey, football, choir, orchestra, music lessons, Young Farmers, dance, Scouts, Pilots (to name but a few).

After school 'Baking Club' will begin in a few weeks, so watch this space for photographs and delicious recipes.

Fifteen Y5 JASS children helped others by doing a bag pack at Tesco for 'Children in Need'. Well done everyone!smiley


Meanwhile, please have a look at the activities last year's JASS children enjoyed under the heading Junior Award Schools Scheme 2015-2016.

JASS Baking Club

Week 1:

What a great start we have made already and what better way to start getting into the festive spirit than by modelling Father Christmas himself out of fondant icing.


Week 2:

This week we made humorous 'melted snowmen' shortbread biscuits. In groups, the children needed to read the recipe and double check they had added every ingredient to ensure a tasty biscuit!


Week 3:

What better way to finish for the Christmas holidays than baking mini Christmas pudding muffins (filled with raisins and chocolate chips), dipped in melted white chocolate and handmade fondant holly and berries!

Luckily there were a few spare and I got to taste one...DELICIOUS!


Week 4:

This week the bakers have been learning to use 'line' and 'flood' icing, using piping bags.
This technique is a lot harder than it looks but...WOW - the bakers took to this like a duck to water and in a small amount of time!


Week 5:

This week the children made some Viennese fingers. The smell that filled the corridors was just beautiful and the biscuits tasted very good indeed! We even had a few visitors (teachers) pop into the classroom with a chance of sampling the children's bakes! 


Week 6:

This week the children have been very busy making chocolate brownies! The children followed the recipe very well until we realised that we hadn't added the butter, but luckily the butter was melted and we could stir it in!

A few of the children also prepared a speech for their parents explaining the exciting news of our 'project bake'!


Week 7:

What a wonderful Wednesday! Isabelle Sharkey set herself an amazing challenge over the weekend to bake 20 mini Victoria sponges for all of the children in baking club! How very kind! I think Mary Berry would have been over the moon. There wasn't a soggy bottom to be seen smiley

The children decorated their cakes with buttercream and/or fondant icing, adding their initials and a few flowers. They looked amazing! (Isabelle even brought in 20 cake boxes for the cakes to be carried home in!)


Week 8:

Fondant flowers were this weeks focus in baking club! The children were taught how to make marzipan bees, fondant roses and calla lilies. All were unique and beautiful! 


Week 9:

Happy Valentines Day!

The baking club baked their very own Jammie Dodger biscuits but with a twist - in the shape of a heart for Valentines Day! They look beautiful and tasted superb!


Week 10:

Pancakes! This week we made pancakes by mixing our own batter and picking a topping of our choice! We had a variety of chocolate spread, sugar, lemon juice and maple syrup!

There was a very excited and sugar-fuelled club of bakers this evening!


What a fantastic 10 weeks we have had!!

I would like to say a HUGE thank you from all the children to Claire, Isabelle's mum, for helping with the Baking Club over the last 10 weeks! You have been a great help. We look forward to seeing you in May for our Hull City of Culture Challenge! smiley


Please take a look at your child's baking...