Catherine Junior School

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Year Four trip to The Botanic Gardens

On Monday 8th and Thursday 11th October Year 4 visited Leicester Botanic Gardens in Oadby as part of their PBL work and to help answer the question “How far does our food travel?”. The day was really exciting, well planned and provided many interesting activities for them to take part in.

During the afternoon, the children learnt about plants when they took part in a plant hunt around the beautiful gardens. From this they found out about what particular plants looked like, how they can be used for food, medicine or shelter and where they come from in the world. It helped the children think about food miles - the distances that different foods are transported around the world for them to be able to eat.

A highlight from the day for many children was the making of fruit kebabs which they were allowed to eat afterwards.

All the children said they had enjoyed the day.  The staff at the gardens complimented us on how polite and well behaved the children were.

Thank you parents, you should be very proud of your children.

Project Based Learning 

For part of our launch on Tuesday 18th September 2018, Year 4 took part in a food tasting afternoon. This was part of our new PBL project ‘How far does our food travel?’. During this afternoon, children tasted up to 20 different food items that are grown in different parts of the world. It was an exciting afternoon which provided the children with the opportunity to try taste foods they had never seen or tried before.