Thursday, 11 February 2016

Shrove Tuesday 2016

All children love baking activities so shrove Tuesday was the perfect opportunity to get in the kitchen and create some food. 

The children initially looked at a simple recipe sheet for making pancakes, talking about the order that we put the ingredients in the bowl and how we combine them together. The children all took turns in helping. 

We then set to work with the children using the scales to weigh out the correct amount of flour, pouring in the milk and the eggs and then mixing the ingredients together to create a batter. They felt the texture of the eggs and talked about the cold wet batter. 

Then it was time to cook! The children took turns in watching the batter transform in the frying pan from a liquid to a solid and they all wanted a go at flipping the pancakes, some of which were more successful than others! What a yummy way to spend a morning and we covered so many areas of learning:

Social Development: Working together and taking turns with the cooking tasks.
Physical Development: Using spoons correctly to weigh out the flour and mix the batter together with attempting to catch the pancakes!
Communication & Language: Following instructions to make the batter and using new words to describe our ingredients.
Literacy: Looking at written print of a simple recipe
Numeracy: Reading the numbers on the scales and counting the scoops of flour.
Understanding the World: Taking part in traditions of the community

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