• Mrs Siegert

Ready...Steady...Cook!

This week’s family learning tasks will all focus around numeracy and maths. Numbers are all around us and we all use maths in our daily lives, often without even realising it. There are many opportunities for children to practise maths every day and plenty of simple and fun activities you can do at home to build children’s confidence and enjoyment in maths.

Cooking, baking and preparing meals are great ways to encourage everyone to practise their maths and numeracy skills. Today’s task is to follow an easy recipe together to prepare and eat a yummy family meal or snack. This can be favourite family recipe or a new one you’d like to try!

Whilst you are following your recipe, encourage children to notice and talk about the different ways they are using their maths and number skills. Some of these may include:

· Counting out plates, cups, cutlery etc that will be needed to set the table.

· Using scales or measuring cups to have ensure that you have the correct quantity of ingredients.

· Using measurement language - how much/many? More/less, grams, kilograms, litres, millilitres etc.

· Temperature (if using the oven).

· Working out timings – how long will it take to cook/what time will it be ready to eat?

Here is a simple and delicious soup recipe to try.

Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 stock cube

1 large onion

1 potato

2 carrots

2 celery sticks

1 leek

100g red lentils (rinsed)

Method

Remember to wash your hands carefully before you begin. Adult supervision will be required at all times.

1. Carefully peel and chop the onion.

2. Top and tail then peel the carrots.

3. Top and tail the leek and celery.

4. Peel the potato.

5. Wash all vegetables thoroughly then chop into small pieces.

6. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry all the vegetables (except the potato) for 5 minutes until they soften.

7. Dissolve the stock cube in 1 pint of boiling water. Add it to the pan and bring it to the boil.

8. Add the potato and red lentils. Put a lid on the pan and leave to simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve with bread and butter and enjoy!

Please share any recipe ideas and creations with us via the school Twitter page. Follow the links below for some more recipe inspiration:

https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/collections/easy-recipes-for-kids.html

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/category/family-kids

https://www.netmums.com/recipes/category/kids-cooking-recipes

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