Thursday, 6 October 2011

British Food Week

This week it was British Food Week.  Our classes all celebrated all that is good about British food.  We have been involved in lots of activities that required alot of cooking and preparing of good things to eat.  Some of us have made sausage rolls, others have made strawberry jam and scones.  We ended our celebration of British Food Week by having our curriculum hour in school.  Parents and Grandparents came into school today to join their children in their classrooms to make a variety of things linked to food.

Reception class have been reading 'The Hungry Caterpillar' and they based their curriculum hour on what he likes to eat.  They had grown their own produce of lettuce, cucumber, spring onion and radish, all things that the Hungry Caterpillar likes to eat.  They then made a delicious salad for mums and dads to enjoy.

Year 1 have been looking at fairy tales and they made porridge for Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  They also harvested vegetables from the school garden and made a delicious stew.

Year 2 had a wonderful aroma floating from their classroom as they made and cooked pizza.

Year 3 spent the morning at the local Co-op to look at produce and buy their ingredients to make scones in the afternoon, to go with their jam they made earlier in the week.

Year 4 have been researching what foods were brought to this country by the Romans.  They made some of the foods the Romans would have eaten and 'taste-tested' it today.  They then had to give their verdict!

Year 5 have made all sorts of different foods out of salt dough.  They had to think of a typical British meal and make it on a plate.  During British Food Week they also made some sausage and apple rolls and trifle which were enjoyed by their parents.

Year 6 looked at different recipes for smoothies and did a survey on the most popular fruit in year 6. We then chose our favourite smoothie, blended it and then tasted them.

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