Today was an important land mark in out garden development. Year two harvested our first crop and cooked with it. We have now seen the whole cycle from planting, growing, harvesting, cooking and of course eating! We harvested some kale and made it into crispy kale to go alongside our rice paper spring rolls. We have been learning about China and today we looked at ingredients used in Chinese cooking and cooked and ate the spring rolls. We also put in some spinach from our garden. We had great fun first learning how to chop cucumber with the bridge method then assembling the rolls.
We had a gardening week in October. As part of our Food For Life project we are developing an area of the school into a garden. Every class went out and had different jobs to kick start our garden project. We have had tyres painted and pots filled. In our garden we have planted carrots, leeks, onions, winter lettuce and lots more. We look forward to it all growing so we can cook with it in the spring term. You can see from the photos that we love planting.
We love our cooking club led by Mrs Davis. We meet after school on a Thursday and cook a variety of food including pizza, cakes and soup. We are building up our skills, learning how to measure and find out about different ingredients. We have also learnt how to chop and hold food properly while chopping with a knife. We share our recipes with our parents so we can cook again at home. Best of all we get to eat our yummy creations!
Grandparents Dinner Day
We love our school dinners. Reception and Nursery were able to share them with their Grandparents. It was so nice to see so many attend and enjoy eating together.
Cooking club with a difference! Children come with their parents to the cooking club each week. They all cook together, learning new skills and enjoying making and eating together. Mrs Davis provides the ingredients and chooses healthy recipes to share with the group. Parents have enjoyed coming, saying“we like it because it brings people together” and “we have fun making food together”.
As part of our food for life program we are trying to encourage everyone to cook. What a great opportunity the Macmillan coffee morning was to put our skills to the test. We had a family baking workshop where parents came into school to bake together. The staff also had a bake off creating show stopping cakes. Parents and children enjoyed sharing and eating together. All of this enjoyment led to money being raised for a worthy cause.