In this lesson
I begin by showing the children how we get flour (on a small scale).
Crushing, shaking, sieving husks (rough) - flour (smooth, soft).
Talk about different textures. Making bread working in groups of
4 children. Add milk to the flour and mix to get dough. Talk about
differences taking place, when liquid is added. Add flour and place
on the table and knead.
into the tin - five loaves of bread (5 Groups) are placed in a preheated
oven. (Cooked at home - oven at school not working.) Following this
we cut up the bread. We add butter and jam (Blackberry Jam - discuss)
and the children eat it. Use of digital camera to photograph different
stages. Wheat - flour - dough - bread.
a very successful and enjoyable lesson. The children surprised to
see flour inside wheat. I think some of them hadn't observed baking
before. It was interesting in that a large percentage of the children
assumed bread just happened and were amazed at the effort involved
in making bread.