Baking

There is so much learning that occurs when we bake. The most obvious areas of the curriculum covered are measures in maths, using the balance scale to weigh and using capacity related vocabulary & Understanding of the World (changing materials).

However we also encourage the children to start making cake plans from the outset, giving mark making (and later writing) opportunities as part of the Literacy curriculum and children always work in pairs which gives opportunities for PSED development, sharing and turn taking.

The children often go to the shop to purchase ingredients , write letters to the office or the Head Teacher to request funds. This gives Communication and Language and further Literacy opportunities.

All of this from a simple cup cake or biscuit!