English Reception Spring Lists, Instructions and Recipes

Food and cooking

Take inspiration from Ketchup on your Cornflakes?, The Giant Jam Sandwich, Mr Wolf's Pancakes and The Gingerbread Man to follow and write simple lists, instructions and recipes.

Sandwich chefs (suggested as 5 days)

Active Learning

  1. The Giant Jam Sandwich
  2. Sandwich instructions
  3. Ketchup on your Cornflakes?
  4. Funny question

Creating and Thinking Critically

  1. Sandwich ingredients
  2. Sequence a story
  3. Sandwich instructions
  4. Comical questions

Exploring and Playing

  1. Recipe books
  2. Role-play cafe
  3. Bread van
  4. Making 'bread'

Books to Share

  1. Read Ketchup on your Cornflakes? several times and encourage the children to join in with the repeated pattern of language. Children identify and share their favourite/ least favourite meals.
  2. Tuesday: Read a selection of pages from Ketchup on your Cornflakes? Say: Do you like gravy… Children finish the sentence. Model using question intonation. Repeat with Do you like ice-cream…
  3. Wednesday: Read The Giant Jam Sandwich. Notice it includes pairs of rhyming words that are at the end of each line. Read the book again encouraging children to join-in and read the rhyming words. Identify if children like sandwiches and the fillings they like most/ least. Encourage children to use descriptive language, e.g. I love ham sandwiches cut into small triangles made by my granny.
  4. Read The Giant Jam Sandwich. Support children to share times they have made a sandwich; identify the ingredients they used, utensils they needed and the method they followed.

Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: Lunchtime (see resources and websites).
Share the poem and rehearse at suitable times throughout the week, e.g. start/end of the day. Help children to vary the pitch and tone of their voice as they rehearse to emphasise words and phrases. Children perform this poem as a whole class or in small groups to the headteacher or another class in school.

You Will Need

Essential texts
Ketchup on Your Cornflakes?
by Nick Sharratt
The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord

Lunchtime from youtube.com
Make a toy car (bread van) from wikihow.com
Dye pasta from gingerbread-house.co.uk
World bread day from bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
The Little Red Hen from bbc.co.uk/teach
The Little Red Hen from Hamilton Trust
The Hands and Aprons Song from bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/

Props for a role-play café
Junk modelling kit for quite large vehicles
Ingredients for bread making, baking trays