4C have had a fantastic experience of what it would have been like during World War when rationing was in place. Our day, on Thursday, started with eating carrot lollipops; no ice cream available! They then carried out some research to find out when and why rationing was introduced. An actual child's ration book was shown to them and it was explained how you could only have a certain amount of food each week and that a child received half the amount of adults. Seeing powdered egg was an interesting experience! Understanding that you couldn't have what you wanted because of the shortages made most of us think how lucky we are today. During the morning the class measured out ingredients to make honey biscuits, which we discovered tasted rather like gingerbread! The other Year 4 classes made carrot cookies and vegetable soup. After lunch we had the opportunity to taste everything Y4 had made and everyone tried everything. 'Dig for Victory' was discussed and the children produced their own posters promoting growing vegetables at home.
Have a great weekend.
See you next week!