Fairtrade Fortnight!

On Monday we discovered a mystery package filled with some of our favourite foods; bannanas, chocolate, oranges, honey, sugar, and lots more! We also found a strange letter from a boy called George. It said, “The World has come to your place”! We wondered what this might mean!

Where does our food come from?

Jamie, “I get my food in Asda”

Remi, “you have to go and get it in the shop”

Atrisa, “You have to go and buy it”

Abdul, “It comes from the factories and then they make it and they give it to the customers”.

We talked about all of our favourite foods! Then we looked on the internet and discovered where food comes from before it gets to the shops! We were shocked to find that some of our favourite foods travel a very long way to get to us! Even as far as Africa!

Later we read the story “The World Came to my place today!”, and the mystery package started to make more sense!

We were very interested in where our food comes from, and how it gets to us. Miss Boyd found a really intereting video which showed us how the farmers in Columbia grow bannanas! Please click on the link to see it! https://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/resource/pablo-the-super-banana/

We thought the bannana farmers worked very hard! But some farmers don’t get paid very much money for their hard work!

Lathen, “That’s not fair!”

We thought about the things that grown ups use money for!

Carter, “to buy clothes, and to have a house or if you want a bigger house you need money”

Jamie “to buy food”

We decided that it was only fair that the farmers get enough money to get things they need for their families!

This mark is the fairtrade mark!

Image result for fairtrade mark

When you see this on your food it means…

Zayyan, “The farmers get paid lots of money”

We explored lots of different foods that we had found in the mystery package, and found that lots of the foods had the fair trade mark! That means the farmers got paid enough to take care fo their families! We thought this was a fantastic idea!

We learned about how you make chocolate, from a cocoa bean, to a yummy chocolate bar! Then Miss Boyd found lots of interesting flavours for us to try!

Can you remember which one was your favourite?

Everyone voted for their favourite! Then we presented the data in the chart bellow.

Can you see which one was the most and least popular?

We had some left over chocolate and we decided to use to make some treats! We all suggested some different delicious goodies, but we decided to make rice crispie buns!

We wern’t sure how to make them, so we found a recipe and everyone helped to read it! We worked as a team to follow the instructions!

What have we been learning about?

where our food comes from.

about our place in the world and at similarities and differences in different communities around the world

about voting and presenting data in different ways, tally charts, pictograms and bar charts.

How can you continue the learning at home?

See https://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/ website for lots of fun ideas and information about fairtrade.

Look for the fairtrade when out shopping with your child. Ask them to tell you what it means!

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