Year 3 have been experiencing the taste of Mexico during project lessons this week. In a carousel of activities, the children were excited to be able to taste traditional Mexican food and make their own tacos. When tasting food, the children were able to experience guacamole, salsa, peppers, lime and tortilla chips. Amazingly, all children tried something new and even liked some of the strange looking foods they tried! Whilst taco making, the children learned all about the importance of cooking meat properly as well as how to make the perfect taco. As you can tell from the photos, all of the children loved eating their tacos and working out the best way to eat it without making an extraordinary mess!
During independent activities, the children designed and made a paper plate maraca which they then put together to create their own sweet music. In their fact finding challenge, the children were tasked with reading information about interesting parts of Mexico and then creating their own poster about what they have read. The children did both of these tasks beautifully and waited very patiently for their turn at the cooking or tasting stations!
Year 3 are loving their ‘Food for Thought’ project and have already learned so much about themselves and what they like and don’t like and also about how to cook and prepare food. We look forward to hearing about the meals they have cooked for you at home using their new found knowledge!