Our learning often starts with a question to stimulate the children’s thinking and encourage them to share ideas “We could make milkshakes”. By using mark-making to record their ideas children begin to understand that pictures and words have meaning that can be shared with other people.
Once the children had decided what to make, they looked up recipes, made shopping lists “We need milk and strawberry yoghurt” and then went online and ordered what they would need to make the things they had planned. The next day they had to check that all the ingredients had arrived when “the van brought the stuff”.
It has been lovely to hear that this interest in cooking and baking has encouraged to parents to cook at home with their children, finding a renewed sense of connection in the time spent together sharing a task, and enjoying the fruits of their labours together.