Before the holidays we learnt about teacher’s two favourite things…coffee and chocolate!
We were thinking about Fairtrade as part of a global Citizenship Week. As a whole school we think a lot about our community and the wider world. We celebrate Global Citizenship week where we think about issues that are important to us and the world around us.
We did lots of Fairtrade baking and sold it to our parents and the adults in school. All the money we raised went to charity (see our post Fairtrade Bake Off to find out more).
We played with chocolate slime making buns and sweets.
To make at home mix 2 cups of white glue with half a cup of liquid detergent (not all detergents work, we use Alma from Aldi) and then you can add colours and scents of your choice. We added a heaped tablespoon of hot chocolate for our chocolate slime.
We had lots of fun with coffee beans in the tuff spot. We added pestle and mortars, rolling pins, spoons and measuring jugs for grinding, pouring and measuring the coffee. We counted the beans and found the matching numbers.
We learnt about where foods came from. We did lots of work with maps, looking at maps of the world, of England, of Sheffield and of Manor Top. We even looked at a map of our classroom and used it to find hidden eggs.
We had lots of questions about where things came from so we looked online to try and find the answer.
TOP TIP – Try using the search engine ‘Kiddle’ it is like a child friendly version of Google with pictures to help choose web pages.
We also had lots of Easter fun!
How could you continue learning at home?
Why not see if you can spot the Fairtrade logo on foods at home or in the shops.
Check packaging to find out how far your food has travelled.
Use Kiddle to find the answer to a question.
Follow the recipe above to make your own slime.
Do some Fairtrade baking of your own!
See if you can spot where you live on a map, do you know your address?