Golden Syrup Dumplings

“Layla had been sent to comfort them after Tishkin went away; like an arm abut their shoulders, a candle in the dark or like golden syrup dumplings for the soul”. from ‘Layla, Queen of Hearts’ by Glenda Millard.
One of the reading groups in Year 4 has been reading this book for novel studies this term. We have been looking at the changes that a disability can bring to family life. Many of the girls had not tasted golden syrup dumplings, so a kind grandmother made some for the class to enjoy.