On Monday and Tuesday next week - 14th and 15th of July - I'll be making bread with Yr 4s and 5s - the whole year groups! About 60 youngsters each morning.
Each child will make two different shaped rolls - of her/his choosing.
Here's the email i've sent to the teacher outlining how we're going to set about it:
Looking forward to next
For each class of 30, I
shall need 10 tables arranged in the form of a U-Shape with a table at the top
of the U for me plus a separate table for my equipment/ingredients.
(When I’ve done this
before, teachers have found it easier to use the same room for each group of
students, if that’s possible, of course.)
Students will be in groups
of three, one group to each table. There will be a mixing bowl, cup and
teaspoon to each table.
After a demo from me, each group
will make a batch of dough. After another demo – this time of shaping – the
students will divide the dough in three so each student will have one third of
the dough to make 2 rolls each.
Each student’s dough needs
to be identified by a number made out a small piece of dough. I’ll give each
student a number and demonstrate the way to do this.
Each group of students will
share a baking tray, lined with baking paper, which I’ll have with me.
Lukewarm water (for the yeast
Name labels and marker pen
Flip chart or whiteboard
for the ingredients.
A table or tables against a
wall somewhere to put my ovens. (In my daughter’s school they used a couple of
ovens which were in their activity room.)
Unless you’ve already arranged
this, I’ll have small plastic bags for the students’ bread. The name labels can
be re-used on the bags, so there’s no confusion.
Just to add that my main teaching
aim is for everyone to have fun in my sessions – students, support workers, me!
Can’t remember if I’ve given you
this link before – it’s about the session I did last year with my daughters Yr
And here’s some info on the
educational benefits of breadmaking:
I’ll be there about 8.30 on
I'll put the story up of how the sessions went, next week. With pics, if I can just remember to take some!