This term in Funky Foods the children have been looking at packaging and advertising. They have explored the different types of packing available and the impact this has on the environment and the KS2 children have looked at the tricks the media uses when selling us products.
Alongside this they have looked into where our food comes from and how it is grown. With Year 5 visiting the Bohemia Walled Garden to plant for vegetables and herbs.
Year 1 created some delicious Rainbow Fruit Kebabs and a still lemonade
Last week during Funky Foods the Year 5 children visited the Bohemia Walled Garden to plant some vegetables and herbs. We planted Onions, Asparagus, Garlic, Lettuce, Chives, Parsley and Mint. These are now growing alongside the Rhubarb, Rosemary, Strawberries and Beans.
They had great fun exploring the garden, digging up worms and trying to identify the various things growing there.
We hope to return later in the year to see how things are growing and possibly use them in some of our Funky Foods cooking lessons.
This Year 6 children have been making vegetable empanadas and guacamole which links in with their learning adventure from last term – Rainforests.
This was the final group of Funky Foods for this round to cook empanadas, they went down really well! They were rated 5 out of 5 by many of the children, even those who have never tried anything like this before.
Today Year 4 Funky Foods made Omelette muffins. They prepared the vegetables and chose their own filling combination from the following ingredients: sweetcorn, mushrooms, red peppers, spring onions and ham. Once they had cracked the eggs, they poured the mixture over their fillings and topped with cheese. These were then baked in the oven.
We discussed different filling options, someone suggesting we try them with fruits… Miss S was unsure how these would turn out but welcomed the interesting idea.
The halls have been filled with the smell of Christmas this morning!
The year 1 children have been very busy in Funky Foods. Two weeks ago they made mincemeat, today they made the pastry from scratch and created a mountain of mince pies. They even cleaned up after each other!
They have taken a mince pie and the recipe home with them to make in the run up to Christmas.
Today in Funky Foods the Year 5 children made vegetable kebabs. They chopped the various ingredients, including onions, peppers, mushrooms and halloumi cheese using bridge and claw grips. They made courgette ribbons and threaded the ingredients onto wooden skewers.
They even cleaned up after themselves taking it in turns to wash down the tables.
Once grilled, they had a chance to try their kebabs with some flatbreads. The kebabs were a hit!!