Where Does Our Food Come From? - Autumn 1In this section...
During the Topic 'Where Does Our Food Come From' we start to notice the changes to the season. It starts to get colder outside and the leaves begin to fall from the trees. Lots of children begin to collect autumn treasure and we explore the seasonal changes.
We are learning to notice and talk about change and growth.
We venture out on an autumn walk and find lots of autumn treasure.
We share our ideas of the changes that happen in autumn in lots of different ways.
Children with older siblings are always excited to bring donations to our Harvest Festival. This raises the question 'Where does our food come from?'
We found out that some fruit and vegetables are harvested in the autumn. It is exciting to learn about combine harvesters and other machines which are used on farms during harvest time.
Watch this video to find out more about machines used during harvest today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=475FcEdBrzg
We read the story of Clifford the Big Red Dog's First Autumn. Clifford has lots of fun at the park chasing leaves. He notices the changes at the Grocery shop as autumn comes.
Clifford, the big red dog, leaves us a special package from the Greengrocer. Inside, there are lots of autumn fruit and vegetables. Where do they come from?
We learn that fruit and vegetables come from seeds and learn that seeds need soil, sunshine and water to grow.
Some vegetables grow under ground like carrots and potatoes. We plant carrot seeds and look after them until they start to grow.
It is fascinating to see how tiny the seeds are.
Some fruit grow on trees like apples where as others grow on plants above the ground like blackberries, peas and courgettes.
We read Oliver's Vegetables and lots of other stories about growing.
You could read this book at home too!
Because we are so interested in finding out more about where food comes from we listen to the story of 'The Little Red Hen'.
The Little Red Hen makes bread from flour. Flour comes from wheat. We sequence the story and use our words to talk about the events. We watch a video on how we make bread today and compare the similarities and differences. We love learning about windmills!
Here are some children talking about how they made bread. Maybe you could try and make some bread at home. What changes can you see as you add the different ingredients?
Oliver made Milkshakes. We learn that milk comes from a cow.
Have fun sharing this book at home!
We find out how cows are milked.
We learn so many new things in our topic and we finish our learning by matching all the foods with where they come from.
Now we know about the changes that happen in autumn. We know that some fruit and vegetables are harvested in autumn. We know where fruit, vegetables, wheat and milk come from.