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Making Bread

As the children have been learning all about the ‘Little Red Hen’ they made bread just like she did in the story. The children looked at wheat sheafs and then used the ingredients to make bread rolls.

The children cam up with ways to describe the dough such as: sticky, soft, gooey, smooth and they said you need to have muscles to be able to mix it!

We then had to wait for the bread to grow bigger before we could put it in the oven. We rolled it into bread rolls and then cooked it in the oven.

UTW – 30-50/40-60m-

The Sky

Today the children noticed that there was something different about the sky. Whilst we were outside the sun turned a very bright orange/red colour and the clouds were very dark. The children discussed what could have happened and why is was like that.

Some of the children decided that it was on fire and it was burning the sky! We then talked about the dangers of the sun and was to stay safe from it even in the colder months.


Autumn Investigation

Today in Reception, the children went outside to investigate and find signs of Autumn. The children first talked about the different colours they could see and then went and collected some of the leaves on the ground. We discussed how the leaves are different now that they have fallen.

Focused Activity

UTW – 30 -50m -/=

Next Steps – To create a piece of art with the leaves that were collected.



Some of the children in Reception got to use the iPads to control robots. The children tried to make the robots move forwards and backwards. It was lots of fun!


Focused Activity

Understanding the world – Technology – 30- 50m –

Next steps – To control the robot to move to a certain point and talk about how we could get the robot there.