Cooking up a storm
Posted: 15th October 2014 | Category: Kindergarten
Our Headmaster says that whenever he comes to see Kindergarten, we are eating! We make no apology for this fact which is largely true. Small bodies use up their fuel quickly, so regular, healthy snacks are very important. These are supplied by our wonderful cooks, but it is much more fun to make our own! Now that we have all settled into the rhythm and routine of Kindergarten life, we have begun our cookery sessions. The first week we made vegetable wraps, enabling us to perfect our chopping and rolling skills. The following week we made cheese and vegetable pizzas. These activities provide great opportunities to practise fine motor skills, but also to develop mathematical understanding (comparative and positional language), to develop vocabulary and fluency, and to encourage aspects of personal and emotional development, such as confidence, working together and turn taking. We also enjoyed seeing the artistic differences between pizzas; one was adorned with every ingredient available perched on a mountain of cheese; one was sparsely and symmetrically decorated, and one was just a base covered in tomato passata. The pizzas were baked and ready to eat by morning snack time. Delicious! Please note that the consumption of lunch was in no way affected!
Next week we will be thinking about spiders; there are many of them around at this time of year. We will be hunting for them, watching a film of spiders spinning, singing Incey Wincey, and making spiders who will take up residence in the large web hanging in our classroom. Tall parents please beware! Any relevant books or photographs will be gratefully received.
Loraine Pincott and Sue Reis