Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Broadford Bakery!

The Reception children have been busy exploring their new bakery role play area this week. There has been cupcakes, bread, gingerbread men and cookies baked galore! There has been lots of collaboration as the children worked together to create their favourite recipes. The children have demonstrated great reciprocity as they've baked, played and tidied up together.

Role play is an important part of child development, as it builds confidence, creativity, communication, physical development and problem solving. Along with being a fun activity, it also allows children to get into character and act out real life roles or fictional performances. It can be purely child-led, and encourages children to take risks and be creative with the role they are playing.

But it is not all pretend, the children will all be making their own Gingerbread Man this week, working in small group to follow the recipe. Later this term we will also be making bread when we read The Little Red Hen. 

"We need eight spoons of flour." Paige 
"I'm mixing it up." George 
"Careful, the oven is hot!" Evie 

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