16 Oct Amazing Ice-Cream Making in Year 2!
Throughout the week beginning 7th October Year 2 and members of their family and friends made ice-cream in a bag. This was to enhance our learning during our topic ‘Beachcombers’. All of the children in Year 2 created a plan of what they wanted their ice-cream to look like, identifying the resources and ingredients they would need, in order to be successful. They planned the flavours, the topping, who they wanted to make it for and whether they wanted a cone or a bowl. Each child and their grown up carefully followed the recipe to make ice-cream in a bag. The recipe required the children to pour half a cup of milk into a small Ziploc bag, adding their chosen flavouring and sugar. This was then sealed and placed inside a large Ziploc bag which contained plenty of ice and 6 tablespoons of salt (a very important part of the process). The children and their grown ups then had to vigorously shake the bag and its contents for at least 10 minutes. Once this shaking was complete the ice-cream was ready to eat! The children ensured they used their plans to create their perfect ice-cream, with the decorations that they had chosen.
Once the children and their grown ups had enjoyed the ice-cream, they used thinking hats to evaluate their the process and their final product. They used the white hat to write what they know about making ice-cream, the red hat to write how they felt about making ice-cream, the green hat to write about how they would improve their ice-cream and the yellow thinking hat to write the good points about their ice-cream. Every child and their grown up thought carefully about the process and produced a lovely piece of learning. Every session was thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part and was such a valuable experience for the children involved.