This week we are learning all about Harvest and we started by reading the story of The Little Red Hen. She wanted to make some bread but nobody would help her. We decided to make some bread and we were all going to help.
Miss Harrison asked Mrs Rotherham to come and help us and we were all eager to take part. We worked in groups and each group made their own loaf of bread. First, we had to weigh and measure out the ingredients and we learnt how to use the scales and the measuring cups and spoons. We talked about the different ingredients that we were adding to the mixture. Then we all took turns to mix the ingredients together and this was a tricky job and we had to try really hard to mix them all together.
Next, we learnt how to knead the dough and we all took turns to do this. We thought this was great fun and we got a little messy after using the flour! After that, we plaited the dough to make a lovely pattern on our bread. We left the dough to rise and we couldn’t believe our eyes! It had doubled in size!
Mrs Rotherham put our bread in the oven to bake and when it was ready we added some butter and enjoyed our freshly baked bread. It was delicious! Well done children, I think you are all fabulous bakers!
We have also been talking about helping people who are less fortunate than ourselves and the children have been bringing donations in for those in need. We made two fantastic food hampers and we took them over to church and placed them on the altar for our Harvest celebration in Church. Father Ealey and Peter are going to take our donations to the local foodbank to help those in need.
We would like to thank you all for your kind donations during our Harvest collection. The children have really enjoyed learning about how they can help others.