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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!)

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Science

 

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

Our Melted Chocolate Results 1
Our Melted Chocolate Results 2
The children discussed how they would improve the experiment if they were to do it again, whilst making sure it was fair! This was because our results did not allow us to make a firm conclusion. However, it was agreed, that those who predicted dark chocolate would melt quickest were correct!

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!

Stage 1 - Out of the three products tested, advertised as "healthy snacks", the Alpen bar came out top. They were judged on packaging, appearance and taste. The children wondered if this was because it had the unhealthiest ingredients, such as lots of sugar. However, Alpen only had 2.9 grams of fat content compared to the Nature Valley Crunch Bar which had 7.8 grams of fat. The healthiest snack bar, with only 1.7grams of fat, was the BelVita Breakfast biscuit (which came last in our taste test!)

Stage 1 - Out of the three products tested, advertised as "healthy snacks", the Alpen bar came out top. They were judged on packaging, appearance and taste. The children wondered if this was because it had the unhealthiest ingredients, such as lots of sugar. However, Alpen only had 2.9 grams of fat content compared to the Nature Valley Crunch Bar which had 7.8 grams of fat. The healthiest snack bar, with only 1.7grams of fat, was the BelVita Breakfast biscuit (which came last in our taste test!) 1

Stage 2 - We tested 4 fruits to add to our flapjacks. After learning about the health benefits of each one, we decided to add coconut, mango, goji berries and cranberries. Most children were risk takers and tried new fruits for the first time. Some fruits were liked, some were not!

Stage 2 - We tested 4 fruits to add to our flapjacks. After learning about the health benefits of each one, we decided to add coconut, mango, goji berries and cranberries. Most children were risk takers and tried new fruits for the first time. Some fruits were liked, some were not!  1
Stage 2 - We tested 4 fruits to add to our flapjacks. After learning about the health benefits of each one, we decided to add coconut, mango, goji berries and cranberries. Most children were risk takers and tried new fruits for the first time. Some fruits were liked, some were not!  2

Stage 3 - Next we looked at branding. After discussing which logos and brands the children know and what makes them successful, they started designing their own within groups. First the children brainstormed ideas for names, then set to work on their logos. Here is a very appealing design for Coco Berry Bar.

Stage 3 - Next we looked at branding. After discussing which logos and brands the children know and what makes them successful, they started designing their own within groups. First the children brainstormed ideas for names, then set to work on their logos. Here is a very appealing design for Coco Berry Bar. 1
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