Monday, 10 February 2020

Our day today.....

I asked the children what they wanted for lunch, one replied "cupcakes" and another asked for "green onions" (I need to ask his mum what he means).

We walked to Morrisons as we needed sugar if we were to make a cake for after lunch. One child spotted pizzas and decided that was what he wanted, another complained, "I want hot dogs", so we bought both!
Baking cakes gave us an opportunity to talk about shapes in the environment. Would we make a square, round/circle or heart shaped cake? We used mathematical language such as full, empty, big and small. We weighed ingredients, looking at the numbers on the scales and used measuring spoons too.

For the children, baking a cake was a fun activity but they were learning so many early maths skills at the same time.