Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Meet our new friends!

The children in Reception have been learning about Autumn. They have enjoyed a story about a hedgehog and have had great fun creating their own! The children used the clay to explore a malleable material by patting, stroking, poking, squeezing, pinching and twisting. We dicsussed what a hedgehog would feel like and encouraged the children to use WOW words such as, spikey, prickly, rough and pointy. The children used sticks to create a spikey effect.

Meet our new friends....

Monday, 22 October 2012

EYFS Wishing Tree - What do you want for your children?

During our home visits our parents/carers spoke of the hopes they had for their children. These thoughts were then written onto leaves and displayed in our entrance hall. Although every leaf was different, there were many similar threads running through the things that parents and children wanted us to provide:

  • they should be able to count to 20
  • we should making learning fun for the children
  • to be confident at speaking to adults
  • able to write their own name
  • to make lots of new friends

Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Little Red Hen

This week in Reception, we have been reading the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. The story is all about a little red hen that wants to make some bread but nobody will help her.We have been thinking about what it means to be a kind friend and how we can help each other. During the week we learnt a  Little Red Hen 'rap', acted out the story, made some masks and even made our own bread!

Here is the ingredients that we used...

  • 1.5 kg bag of plain flour
  • 2 sachets of dried yeast
  • 900 ml of warm water
  • (1/3 of hot water mixed with cold)
  • 1 dessert spoon of caster sugar
  • 1 dessert spoon of salt 

Here is the recipe that we followed..

  1. Sieve flour, salt and yeast into a bowl.
  2. Add warm water.
  3. Mix to a dough.
  4. Knead the dough.
  5. Leave the dough to rise.
  6. Put dough in a tin and bake in a oven.
  7. Leave bread to cool down.
  8. Slice, eat and enjoy!

Why don't you try this for yourself?

 Fern Class making their bread.

Martina carefully sieving our ingredients. 

 Ruby kneading the dough.

 Ramone measuring out the flour.

 Kabey and Ramone working together to knead the dough.

Look at our delicious bread rolls!