Autumn 2 - 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 fruity sculptor.
And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat ... what does that make YOU?
Hook - For our hook lesson to the topic Scrumdiddlyumptious, children were invited to see if they could predict which items of food were the most expensive. Children had to judge on the appearance , smell and of course by the taste of the food!
The children were amazed that in 2 out of the 3 tested food items, the nicest tasting was actually the cheapest! (You can thank us later parents!)
We have been using our Scrumdiddlyumptious topic to focus on scientific predictions and reasoning. Our first experiment was to predict which chocolate would melt quickest - dark chocolate or milk chocolate.
Here is what some children from 3K predicted.
"I predict the milk chocolate will melt quickest because it has milk inside which is dairy"
"I predict that dark chocolate will melt quickest because it has less ingredients inside"
Before we started our experiment, we agreed as a class how to make it a fair test. We then watched carefully to see who predicted correct. The experiment allowed us to make a conclusion, but we discussed afterwards how we could make it better next time and what we would do differently!
Here are the results!
Our Melted Chocolate Results
As part of our topic, children will be making their own healthy flapjack bar. This will be completed in many different stages.
Stage 1 - Sussing out the competition
Stage 2- Taste testing different fruits to add
Stage 3 - Branding and marketing (Persuasive writing - literacy link)
Stage 4 - Making and Baking (Maths link - measurements)
Stage 5 - Marketing including TV adverts
Stage 6 - Selling
Stage 7 - Eating!