Autumn 1 Year B - Scrumdiddlyumptious
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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!
I think you will agree that Gerald has written a fantastic explanation of how chocolate is made.
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 science we learned about how to keep a healthy body. We conducted an experiment to see if the '5 second rule' really worked. We dropped pieces of bread on the floor and picked them up at different intervals- 1 second, 5 seconds, 10 seconds and after 2 weeks compared them to our control piece that wasn't thrown on the floor. Our control piece of bread remained germ free. Check out the pieces of bread that were thrown on the floor...yuk!
We also learned the different names of teeth and their function. We discussed ways to keep our teeth in tip top condition by brushing regularly and reducing sugary drinks.