At holiday times sometimes our attention turns to festive foods, and we have more of a focus on cooking and enjoying special treats. In school we try to give the children regular opportunities to get into the kitchen to practise their culinary skills with a good balance of recipes to perfect.
Miss Caroline explains more...
You’re never too young!!
Every week, a group of children have been proving that you are never too young to begin learning how to look after yourself. They have been cooking fabulous treats to enjoy such as egg sandwiches, tuna pasta bake and cupcakes but more importantly, they have been learning how to use a knife safely, take care around hot ovens and hobs and how to clean up after themselves. They can also recognize boiling water, weigh and measure using a set of scales and are learning the difference between mixing, folding and beating ingredients together. In such a short amount of time, the children have developed their skills and week after week are better at cutting, mixing, measuring and cleaning up! I have also been thoroughly impressed by how much they are willing to help each other, wait their turn and share. There is so much a child can learn through cooking and you can also do this at home. Introduce them to new foods and textures through smell and touch as well as taste by allowing them to take part in the cooking process. Talk to your child and show them how to use knives safely and how to know when something is cooked properly. Encourage your child to help you lay the table and count the number of forks and spoons you will need – they can also take their dishes to the sink afterwards and wash up! Throughout the meal, resist the urge to check mobile phones and play on ipads and talk about where our food comes from and what other ways a food can be prepared or cooked.
There is so much around us that we can learn about and yes, you are never too young to start!
Year 2 Transport Topic
Every year one of the most popular topics in Y2 is the Transport topic and one of the highlights of the topic is the trip to the Thai Royal Airforce Museum that happened a few weeks ago - this year with the added excitement of an amazing exhibition of drone flying.
Mr Steve goes into more detail...
A couple of weeks ago saw the Year 2 students went on a trip to the Thai Royal Air Force Museum to support their learning in the Transport topic. The fun packed day started with a short film about the museum itself and a flight demonstration of a couple of remote control drone aircraft. The students were very excited to see this new technology up close.
The students then looked around the museum and found out all about the history of the different aircraft that were there. Some of the aircraft they saw included an F16 jet and a corsair bi-plane, the only one left in the world. There was a further film on the history of Thai flight and many different aircraft to look at and enjoy.
They were even allowed to climb inside some of the planes and helicopters to get a feel of what it would be like to fly them. I am sure some of them now want to be pilots! Most students came away with a souvenir from the day as there was a shop selling model aircraft. Thank you to the whole of Year 2 and parent helpers who supported our students during the day and made the experience so much fun.