The children in Junior and Senior Infants have been learning all about The Bakery in Aistear this November. First of all there were lots of stories, rhymes and songs to learn and listen to, to help prepare us for the month ahead.The children learned the songs, 'Do You know the Muffin Man?, Hot Cross Buns, the rhyme Five Little Cupcakes and listened to the stories of The Gingerbread Man and The Little Red Hen.
The children designed and built bakerys (both inside and out), ovens and chimneys in Small World and Construction. They made the yummiest cakes, cupcakes, tarts and muffins in Sand Play. There were some very scary zombie cakes made in Playdough too! They enjoyed pretending to be bakers, customers, and shopkeepers in Role Play in our very own bakery 'Pudding Lane Bakery'. They were even taking online and phone in orders for wedding and birthday cakes!
But the best bit was when the children got to bake for real! They baked chocolate chip cookies and rice crispie buns. We had enough to share with everyone in the whole school, so the big kids were thrilled too! In Mrs. Brennan's classroom, they baked gingerbread men. What a busy, but great time we have had in Aistear this month!