Teamwork - Respect - Aim High
Our curriculum question for Summer 1 is...
'How Does Food Get To Our Plates?'
Below are the weekly questions with some ideas of activities you could complete. You don't have to complete every one, they are just suggestions. If you think of anything different please feel free to complete that instead! Please send any pictures of learning you do to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 1 - What do I like to eat?
Create your favourite meal. You could draw it, paint it, make it with playdough or make it in real life! Why don't you learn to cook your favourite meal with an adult. Can you write instructions to help someone else make it too?
Look at the different foods in your favourite meal. Do they come from plants or animals? Can you sort them into these categories? Some of your meals might have foods that only come from plants! In this case, can you sort them into the different types of plants they come from and where they grow (trees, bushes, underground etc.)
Make a poster about your favourite meal like this one.
Look at the packaging of foods that you like. Does it tell you where it comes from? Can you find these places on a map. You can search them using Google Maps. How far away from your house has your food come from? How do you think it might have got here?
Week 2 - Which foods are produced in the UK?
Look at some food packaging and find some foods that come from or are grown in the UK. Can you find all the places on a map? You could use Google Maps to search for all the different places. Which place is closest to your home?
On your daily exercise outside, can you spot any foods growing? Which ones are safe for humans to eat?
Choose a food that is grown or produced in the UK (e.g. strawberries, potatoes or eggs). Find out how it gets from where it is grown or produced to your house to eat. The videos below are a good place to start!
Week 3 - Which foods come from different countries?
Choose a food that comes from a different country and find out how it gets to our homes. You could write down the steps, create a comic strip or create a map. Below are some videos to get you started.
Do some research about some of Miss Moss' favourite foods that come from different countries. Chocolate and pizza are her favourites! Where do they come from? How do they get to the UK? Which countries do the different ingredients come from?
Look at the packaging of foods from different countries. Can you find the countries on a map? You could use Google Maps to help you. Which food in your house has come from the furthest away? How do you think it got to the UK?
Week 4 - Do I like the taste?
The next time your adult goes shopping, ask them (with a please and thank you!) to buy some fruit and vegetables that you haven't tried before. Taste them and write down all the words that you think of. Are they juicy? Crunchy? Sour? Which one is your favourite?
Can you find a recipe to use your favourite fruit or vegetable in? Make it with an adult and write some instructions to help someone else make it. Don't forget to take lots of pictures!
Week 5 - How shall I make my salad?
Research different salad recipes (either fruit or vegetable based). Write a shopping list of your ingredients.
Make your salad with an adult. Write a recipe to keep so you can make it again.
Serve your salad to an adult in your house and ask them to try it. Did they like it?
Take a photograph of your salad and send it to email@example.com
Our curriculum question for Spring 2 is...
'What Can We Find Out About Animals?'
Below is a project that you can complete to carry on your learning about animals.
Animal experts! Your challenge is to choose an animal, learn all about it and create and present your learning in any way you choose. You might make a poster, a model or even find the animal in the wild to observe it! You must include what type of animal it is (mammal, reptile, fish, bird, amphibian or insect) what what type of eater it is (herbivore, carnivore or omnivore). You make present your learning in whichever creative way you choose.
These are class clips (videos) and learner guides all about animals for your child to continue to become an animal expert.
Below are the links to Edinburgh Zoo's live webcams. You might be able to learn some interesting things about these animals by watching them closely!
Here is the link to Chester Zoo's YouTube page. There are daily live talks, as well as the option to watch these later, about some of their fantastic animals. I've been learning lots so I hope you find them as interesting as I do! You can watch the Sumatran Tigers get fed, get up and close (virtually!) with the giraffes and even have a look at their new baby Asian Elephant!