Warburtons’ National Bread Week in the UK runs from the 7th-13th May this year. The event is in it’s 7th year and the aim of this year’s event is to celebrate the ‘roll’ that bread plays in our daily diet. The week will help to promote the nutritional benefits of bread and raise awareness of breads part in a healthy balanced diet. Throughout the week, picnic themed initiatives will take place across the UK with Warburtons asking for votes on your favourite picnic spots.
Organise a school picnic and have a themed week of lessons learning all about bread.
- Taste different types of bread and write a review of the bread.
- In literacy write an advert persuading the public to buy your favourite type of bread.
- Make bread as part of design technology and science and write up the recipes as part of literacy.
- Use a bread maker to make bread and show the children an irreversible change in science.
- In literacy write a debate for and against the use of bread makers versus the traditional bread making methods and then act out the debate in drama.
- Look at the packaging on different loaves of bread and then design and make packaging as part of art and design technology.
- Calculate measurements in maths using loaves of bread and slices of bread. Workout the area and perimeter of a slice, the volume of a loaf, the radius and diameter of round milk loaves, as well as the mass of a slice and loaf of bread and money related calculations from how much one loaf costs, to how much a slice costs and then a number of loaves cost.
- In science and pshce look at the ingredients and nutritional value of bread and how bread fits into a balanced, healthy meal.
- Work out in science and pshce which types of bread are healthier by looking at their ingredients and the nutritional value of differnt types of bread.
- Learn about how bread is made so that children know that breads main ingredient is flour which is produced from wheat and the link between food and farming is therefore made.
- Make sandwiches and then write a set of instructions in literacy explaining how to make the sandwiches.
- Visit a bread factory, mill, arable farm or bakery or get a speaker to come and talk to the children about bread, farming or flour.
- Design posters adverting National Bread Week.
- Have a school picnic and invite the parents and other groups from the community.
- Write invitations for the National Bread Week picnic.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of ideas, so if you can think of any more good lesson ideas then I would be pleased to hear from you.