The Year 3 classes joined us in Kitchen Garden for a special ‘olden days’ Kitchen Garden lesson at the end of last term. The gazebo was turned into an 1800’s classroom with with Mrs Ward pretending to be very stern and old fashioned.
The morning began with the children making damper and homemade butter from cream in real milk bottles. A spelling lesson followed and many of the words proved to be very challenging; our 21st century academics were amazed at the difficulty of words in our 1800’s spelling test. Chores followed. The boys had to collect firewood for our stove and the girls had all the washing to do by hand! (No equal opportunity back then.)
Playtime followed; hula hoops, wooden riding horses, skipping ropes, marbles, pick up sticks and hopscotch were all enjoyed before we ate our tasty damper hot from the oven with golden syrup and butter.
Our theme for Term 3 is ‘How to eat a rainbow’. Classes are learning the importance of eating a wide variety of fruit and vegetables from all the colours of the fruit and vegetable rainbow.
Each fortnight we will eat a different colour. This fortnight it was red. Chefs chopped up all manner of red things for us to taste; capsicum, grapes, tomatoes, watermelon, strawberries, cranberries and radish.
In the garden we harvested loads of sugar snap peas, which didn’t make it far from the bushes before being devoured. We weeded the garden beds and planted more broccoli, lettuce, Roma tomatoes, leeks and zucchini. Grace F was a force to be reckoned with in the garden…sorry about the grubby uniform Mum!