Critical thinking exists in all areas of learning. These skills can be as simple as looking at a recipe; evaluating what we have made, the good points and what could be improved next time; experimenting with different flavours, icing, colouring, is it too sweet?
Despite our best efforts, baking projects sometimes end poorly. These failures are the perfect opportunity to reinforce our pupils' problem-solving skills and links to our school’s growth mindset work.
Why did the cake collapse in the oven? Was it because we opened the door? Why did the bread fail to rise? What can we do differently next time to avoid this result?
What an amazing turn out of cakes of all different shapes and sizes! We were overwhelmed. Our jodges were: Margaret - baker extrodinare and cake maker for our neighbours, FLTR; Miss Canahan - Joint Chair of FOLVS, Sue and Jules our wonderful kitchen cooks and our very own Mrs Tomlin. Cakes were judges on appearance and taste and we had a huge job on our hands with hundreds of entries.
We would like to thank all of those involved and who participated in Langford Village's first Bake Off week. We hope the children are inspired and continue to explore this area of STEM.