08 Nov Successful bread making in Year 2
Year 2 became bread makers on Tuesday, 29th November. The children made delicious bread to immerse them into their new topic, Bright Lights Big City. They are learning about the Great Fire of London and how it started, what better way than to make their own bread as if they were Thomas Farriner, the baker, in 1666. The children started by washing their hands, getting into small groups and were very lucky because they had lots of family grown-ups to help them.
First they used scales to weigh each of the dry ingredients. Then they added the oil, yeast and warm water and mixed everything together to make a sticky dough.
Next they left the dough to prove in a bowl covered with a damp tea towel. After that they made the dough into their own bread shape and left it to rise again. Finally it was put in the oven to cook. All of the children took delicious golden bread home!
The next day the children used adverbs of time to write their own instructions about how to make bread. They are now bread experts! Many have continued to make bread at home with their families.