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Food and Sustainability in Primary 3S

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We have participated in some very exciting activities as part of our ‘Food and Sustainability’ context for learning.

On Friday afternoon we baked oatmeal and raisin cookies with Mrs Shanley.  This was also a perfect activity for maths week and we had lots of discussion about the maths skills we had used!  

“We were measuring in grams.”                                                       Jack

“We used teaspoons to put the baking powder in.  We put our finger across it to make sure it was a level teaspoon.”  James.

We had to use scales to weigh the flour, sugar, raisins and oats.  We weighed them in grams.”                                                 Euan

“We used millilitres to measure the milk and oil.”               Sophie Mac


On Monday, Mr Adams came to talk to us about his job as a farmer.  We now have a better understanding of where the oats we used in our cookies came from!

We also understand that farming is a very important job and a lot of hard work goes into growing and producing food before it is put on the supermarket shelves for us to buy!

“We learnt that Mr Adams grows wheat, oats and barley.”    Erin

“We learnt that barley makes beer and whisky.”                        James

In the winter time there is no grass so the cows eat hay.”  Kirstie

“Mr Adams told us he only has sheep and cows but at Christmas time he has turkeys.”                                                   Jack

“Mr Adams has 400 sheep.”                                                          Daniel

“He calls combine harvesters green monsters!”                      Sophie Mack

Today we had a lovely visit to the Ollerhead family’s allotment at Woodend Barn.  We were amazed at the variety of fruit and vegetables James and his family grow there!  What hard work!

We had the opportunity to dig up potatoes, pull out carrots, pick apples and pears and sample some delicious peas fresh from the pod!

We hadn’t realised that Jack’s family also have an allotment so we managed to visit theirs too!  We were very impressed!


“In Jack’s allotment he had a GIANT courgette!”                       James

“Mr Ollerhead showed us the seeds that he plants in his allotment.”                                                                                        Sophie G

“Jack showed us his sweetcorn but it wasn’t ready yet.”     Evie

“He put some fruit and vegetables on the table and we got to handle them.”                                                                                      Olivia

“I took a potato home and I turned it into chips!”            Henry

All of these activities are reliant on parents giving up their time so we would like to say a big thank you!

One Comment

  1. Such wonderful learning experiences P3S and fantastic to have parents sharing their skills too. Well done to all!

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