Pancake day Pancake day races….. literacy science art
PANCAKE DAY Literacy. <ul><li>When introducing a new topic it is sometimes good to use a story. </li></ul><ul><li>In this case to introduce the cultural theme of Pancake Day, I have used a book called Pancake Jake. </li></ul><ul><li>This story is based upon rhyming words. </li></ul><ul><li>The children enjoy playing with language and rhyming words are a good way to get them to revise old vocabulary. </li></ul>
Pancake Jake – The Story by Gina Cocks <ul><li>Scan story onto these next pages ready for showing. </li></ul>
Rhyming words <ul><li>Look at the story again with the children, once you have let them have the fun of listening (always remember stories should be fun to maintain high interest levels). </li></ul><ul><li>See if they can hear or see the rhyming words. </li></ul><ul><li>Re read the story missing off words and seeing if they can fill those gaps. </li></ul>
Another book for pancake Day is Pancakes, pancakes By Eric Carle. The Naughty pancake (based on the gingerbread man)
Science – Pancake Day <ul><li>Linking a topic through subjects allows for re-use of vocabulary and for students to focus on a theme for a while. </li></ul><ul><li>To link the Pancake cultural theme through to science I have chosen to use cookery. </li></ul><ul><li>I have prepared a big worksheet on a pancake recipe with removable pieces. </li></ul><ul><li>The children will first read with the teacher all the different labels and as a group will brainstorm the vocabulary involved. This is also a way of getting the meaning of words across to students without actually translating. Let them use the collective to understand and only fall back on telling them yourself as a last resort. </li></ul><ul><li>Once each of the labels is understood you can give small groups the recipe game to sort into order themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Check all groups alternatives and sort out the correct alternative together. </li></ul><ul><li>At this point you can give individual worksheets so each student has his own copy to work on and order. </li></ul>If you can not make pancakes in class ask the children to make at Home and bring in to share.
Cut these instructions up into labels. Make some pancake shapes. Give each group the labels. Students have to order the instructions How To make A Pancake.
Here is another worksheet for how to make pancakes.
You may also like to know the typical Pancake rhyme.
Art – Pancake Day <ul><li>Whilst not strictly art this subject lends itself to being used to help the student’s creative side. </li></ul><ul><li>Making pancakes in class is fun and requires the revision of much of the vocabulary. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember safety so children can participate but you must be in charge of this activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Start the session with students brainstorming what they would need to make a pancake (revision of science class – recipe). </li></ul><ul><li>Have pictures and labels of main ingredients and utensils needed and get different students to match these. </li></ul><ul><li>Start making your pancakes and at different stages get the children to help you eg sifting the flour into the bowl, mixing in the egg, pouring in the milk. The frying you should do but they can help you flip the pancake. </li></ul><ul><li>If you really can’t actually make pancakes with the students then you could always ask them to bring them in from home to share with the rest of the class. You could use these to get the children to do still life pictures. Pancakes on a plate. Or portrait pictures. My friend eating a pancake. </li></ul><ul><li>Use this session to also make a Mr Pancake that the children will need for the pancake race. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr pancake needs to be coloured and cut out and then some pieces of thick corrugated card put on the back to weigh it down in the pan. </li></ul><ul><li>An art or a PE session could be used to run the pancake races. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan a photo of kids doing pancake races and insert here. </li></ul>
Here is a pancake to use as A model for pancake Races.