The children have been baking bread, they worked together taking turns, sharing resources and all had a go to mix the ingredients. First, the children each placed a cup of bread flour into a bowl, they then each added a tea spoon of yeast, one tablespoon of salt and two cups of warm water. The children took it in turns to mix the sticky dough, they then all got very hands on and kneaded, squashed and squeezed the dough. The dough was then split and each child moulded the dough into a small ball and placed it on a baking tray. The bread was then left to prove (which means the air makes the bread rise) and then they were baked for 20 minutes.
This week the nursery children visited the farm, we were so lucky to get to see some wonderful animals and meet 'Farmer Steve.' The children started their journey by travelling on the coach to the farm, all the children were so well behaved. Once we got to the farm we learnt all about different eggs and they change as they arm warmed up by mother hen.
We then were very lucky and were able to feed the two donkeys Linford and Beth, they both love carrots, we were taught all about their teeth and even got to see their hooves being trimmed.
We then explored the farm, feeding the goats, chickens and sheep. We collected fresh eggs and ended the session with a snack.
A big thanks to Farmer Steve at Ladybridge Farm, thank you for letting us explore the farm.
The children have been learning about the produce we get from animals on the farm, today we had a focus on milk. The children talked about how we get milk from cows. The children worked with Miss Mcdermott to create milkshakes. Each child cut, mashed and mixed the fruit then added milk and little bit of ice cream. The children then watched as the milkshake blended.
The children then enjoyed their milkshake, they talked about how it smelt and tasted... and I have to say they were delicious.
The children this week have been learning about corn and how it helps to feed the animals on the farm. This was a sensory and language building activity which, allowed the children to talk about the process, the children commented on the smells, tastes, textures and sounds "listen it goes pop, pop, pop" said Mahira. The children watched the kernels pop in a pan and change into popcorn. .
After the popcorn had finished popping, the children added a flavour to their bowl. The children enjoyed a small portion of popcorn with their snack.
This activity encouraged a lot of questioning such as;
"How does the corn turn into popcorn?" Iris.
"Why does it taste so nice?" Layla Patel.
"Where did the corn come from?" Adel.
Why not ask your child about.. popcorn and comment on the blog below.
This week Pikes Lane Primary School participated in World Book Day, We decided to dress in our pajamas and bring our teddies and favourite bed time stories to school.
The children enjoyed sharing lots of stories during the course of the day and even had stories read by Miss Haydon and Miss Deakin. The children then really enjoyed reading with their brothers and sisters, this was a very special time for the children. The other children were able to read with a friend in reception or share a story with a teacher.
Thank you to all the parents for bringing your child in their pajamas, we all had a really good day. Why not comment below on your favourite story... p.s my favourite story is 'The Cat in the Hat.'
Pikes Lane Nursery have 30 children in the morning session and 30 children in the afternoon session. Nursery children have access to a wide range of high quality activities based indoors and outdoors.