Yesterday we had a school trip to Tesco and it really was a ‘school’ trip right down to the bright tabards, clipboards of worksheets and no real in depth learning taking place at all. The subject was Farm to Fork – ask any of those children where the food they were looking at came from and they won’t have a clue unless they already knew. That said it was designed as an activity to get children out of the classroom and offer an experience, the shop had put a lot of effort in and the children enjoyed it, held the interest of even to youngest. Was something a bit different. For us it was a nice way to introduce a new topic and we’ll look at the online field trips to cover the farm side (plus we have a few farm visits booked).
Also did some work in the fruit and veg aisle and some fruit tasting. Before going away with more fruit, a goody bag of recipes and the all important baked cookies.