Baking in Acorn Class
Each week in Acorn Class a different group takes part in baking. Currently we are making cheese scones. With hands washed, aprons and hats on we read the recipe together. Each child has their own set of utensils and, following Mrs Barnett’s example, they each independently weigh and measure out their ingredients counting the number of spoonfuls and using lots of mathematical language. It’s lovely to see the children mixing and rolling out dough for themselves, cutting their cheese scones and placing them on the baking trays and if the results are a little wobbly so be it – the children are quite rightly really proud of their own efforts.
While the cheese scones are baking, the children do their own washing up and then they work out together the cost of the ingredients, counting out onto ten frames the pennies spent on each item and sharing the total by the number of chefs. Finally they each proudly take home the results of their busy session which has embraced all areas of the curriculum – from maths and language to the physical development of rolling and cutting dough to the science of mixing different ingredients and looking at changes of state as they cook.