As part of our Rachel Keeling Curriculum Goals, we recognise and value the skills and knowledge that are develop through cooking.
One of our Curriculum Goals is beginning to bake with independence and this week children have been exploring bread.
Beginning with mini bread rolls and then the children researched and moved onto breadsticks. As I type I can smell the aroma of the tear and share cheesy bread which is baking.
Children were supported to develop their understanding of number through following recipes and measuring our ingredients.
Children worked together to measure, mix and talk about their ingredients.
Children also needed to develop an awareness of time as bread making often needs time to allow the dough to proof. This is the part where the bread rises before you bake it. It means that the bread will be light and airy and not too dense and heavy.
Children returned after washing up their utensils while their breads baked.
Some were shared in school and others were taken home.
Next week some children will work on simple bread recipes, eventually baking with independence.