Little Red Hen

This week in Reception we have been reading the traditional tale ‘Little Red Hen’.  We read the story together and talked about how the Little Red Hen worked hard to grow the grains and to harvest them to make bread.  She never gave up even though her farm friends didn’t want to help her.  We talked about how it is important to help others and the qualities of being a good friend.

We also made our own story maps and orally retold the story, used a range of different materials to create a little red hen at the creative table and moulded the play dough to make our own models.

As a class we then made our own loafs of bread by working together to follow a recipe.  We collected the correct ingredients including flour, salt, water, oil and yeast.  We measured out the flour and water and added the yeast to help the bread rise.  We then kneaded the dough and placed it in the oven to bake.  When the bread was ready we all had a chance to taste it.  It tasted delicious.

“It’s so soft and yummy” Riley said.

‘It’s fluffy” said Ella-Rose