Daffodils class enjoyed taste testing various fruits, vegetables, proteins and dairy foods today.
We thought about food combinations - which foods taste good together? We discussed the smells, textures and tastes. We will use this experience to help us design and make individual tasty, healthy wraps in our next lesson. We tried to taste test 'new' foods. Between us, we ate everything....clean plates all round!
Our 'taste testers' in action...
We talked about the things that we do to help us relax. Some of us like to read a good book or lie on the sofa and watch a film. We talked about the importance of relaxation, it allows your body to repair itself, restores your energy, makes you more alert, helps your memory, helps you to learn and concentrate, helps your immune system – can stop you from getting ill and can make it easier to stay calm. To help us relax, we had a go at some yoga. Have a go at home too https://video.link/w/Xns9c
A trip to Madrid....
"The team of experts have arrived for the very first time in Madrid. As they stepped off the aeroplane, the humid heat hit their skin. The sun shone in the bright blue sky, not a cloud could be seen. They collected their luggage and made their way to their hotel.”
The children picked up their luggage. What might they have packed if they were exploring the city and learning about the important places to visit?
Binoculars, sun cream, a map, Spanish dictionary, camera, note book, ruck sack, water bottle, money - euros
We imagined we were walking around Madrid for the first time. What could they smell/see/hear? How are they feeling?
“The team decided to explore the city straight away. As they walked, all around them they heard the lively Spanish language being spoken where ever they turned. They walked slowly around the straight, narrow streets, filled with new buildings mixed with old buildings remembering to look up as they walked! As they approached a narrow street, with restaurants selling tapas. The team stop to look at the menus as they walk on by. Until they reached a large square. They soon discovered a sign which read 'The Plaza Mayor' meaning, town square. I’m quite sure that if the buildings could speak they would have many stories to tell. The team find a bench and quietly sit down to take in where they were. They take out their travel journal and began to write”
The children imagined themselves sitting in the square. What might they be looking at? They drew a picture of what they saw? They wrote in their travel journal what they saw, heard and smelt in The Plaza Mayor.
Today we looked at 4 drinks and thought about sweet they might be - how much sugar they contained. We guessed which would have the highest sugar content and ranked them from most to least sugar.
Next came the fun part...we sniffed a tiny amount of each drink and thought about the flavours/scents we could smell.
Finally we sipped a small sample of each and described the taste.
Even a sniff of Yazoo had an amazing effect on us all. The cocoa/chocolate smell made us tingle with excitement and the taste created lots of big smiles!
Our results are shown below.
Throughout the week, we have been thinking about what remembrance means to us. During assembly, Mrs Chapman asked us what we could do to make peace. We discussed times when we have had to make peace with somebody else and how it made us feel. On the 11th of November at 11am, we took part with the rest of the school, in 1 minutes silence and listened to the last post.
We watched Operation Ouch video https://video.link/w/G1gJ it told us about fuelling the body and it looked at what food does for our bodies and why having a balance of food intake and activity is important. We talked about what energetic activities they do during the week, making sure they understand what is meant by this. (They sweat, become out of breath, heart beats faster, etc.) Do we use more energy on some days than others? How might this change the food we would need? Food is important for your body and your mind; eating healthily keeps your mood level, can stop you from getting ill or feeling tired and helps you to concentrate and maintain a positive attitude.
We created our own healthy diary plan which looked at our diet, what exercise we had done and how much rest we had.
Come and visit the wonderful city of Madrid.....
What could be inside this folder? Who could they belong to? We discovered that in the folder there were documents, photos, maps, and a passport.
Having established that the items belonged to a tour operator in Spain, we wondered what this person might need if they were to prepare for a guided walk around a city in Spain.
We meet ‘a man in a mess’, his business is not as busy as it used to be, he doesn’t know why. He takes tourists on guided walks around the city of Madrid, showing them landmarks and important places. However, times are changing and tourists want more interactive and exciting tours.
“How can my business survive this? I’m so worried I can’t keep up with the larger companies. My family business has been around for generations, I need to move with the times, but I don’t know how…. I know Madrid like the back of my hand and can show tourists the real Madrid. How can I make the tours more exciting and the maps easier for UK tourists to follow?”
“Is there a way that we can help?” “Do you think we could help this tour guide?”
“Is it possible for us to become travel agents and help to make his business more modern and attractive to UK tourists?” "How are we going to help him?"
“Do we know much about Madrid?”
Together, we drew an outline of the map of Madrid. We then wrote on the map what we think we will need to find out about Madrid to help the tour operator.
Off we go on our way to Spain..... "Please listen to the cabin crew for the safety instructions" "Enjoy your flight!"
Where is Spain?
We located Spain using a globe, Google maps and atlases. Can you locate the main oceans that surround Spain and the bordering countries?
This is the blog of Daffodils Class (Year 2 and 3)