Food is essential. It gives us energy for life – but how much do we know about how food is produced and prepared? How is it packaged and how far does it travel before reaching our plates? What about food waste? What food is healthy for us and for our planet?
The children in Year 2 investigated this during the last few weeks. On Friday, they invited their parents in for their Exit Point to show them how much they had learned. The students had established their own restaurant where they served their parents a nice meal they had prepared for them.
In Geography, we learned about:
Geographical features in the local area
Foods that are produced by farms locally
The journey of the food from the farm to the fork
Food miles and the advantages and disadvantages of local and imported food.
In International, we learned about:
The issue of food waste
Single use food packaging.
In Health and Wellness, we learned about:
Health risks from fast food.
In Science, we learned about:
Nutrients needed for a balanced healthy diet
Decomposers in nature
How food changes over time.
In Design, technology and innovation, we learned about:
Presenting food in appealing ways
Sustainable fast-food packaging
Making a tasty and appealing dish.