Autumn 1 Year B - Scrumdiddlyumptious
Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats! Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a cake sculptor. Find exciting recipes to read - and write your own too. Then get busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong. Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie!
And here’s food for thought - if you are what you eat... what does that make YOU?
Our first class novel of the year was Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. We delved into this in English and looked at how descriptive language can be used to give extra detail to a setting or character. We stated by describing the house Charlie lives in and were introduced to the term 'prepositions' we used these words to improve our descriptions and move on to describing some of the other children who win golden tickets.
In history we found out about the discoveries of James Lind, learning how his findings helped cure sailors of the dreaded disease, scurvy!
In geography we learned about the journey of bananas from Costa Rica all the way to the UK. We watched the video below and ordered the different stages from growing bananas all the way to distributing them in the UK.
We realised how lucky we were to have access to fresh fruit from other countries and decided to use some bananas to make banana loaf...it was delish!
In Design and Technology we carried out a smoothie project which started with the process of research. The children shared what they already knew about smoothies and got to taste several that are already on the market. This led them on to the design stage where they thought carefully about complimenting fruits. The children made their smoothie or choice and evaluated it in terms of colour, smell, texture etc.
In English, the children wrote clear instructions on how to make their smoothie. They created a name for their refreshing drink and thought carefully about their organisation.
In Art we have looked at the American artist Wayne Thiebaud, who is widely known for his colourful work often related to baked goods, The children used oil pastels and chose vibrant colours to capture his style. Wouldn't you agree they look good enough to eat?