Years 1 and 2 enjoyed a visit to Tesco's in Driffield where they learned about food hygiene and healthy eating, how bread is made in-store and where the fish is sourced for the fish counter.
The first stop of the morning was to wash hands and put on hairnets and aprons before entering the in-store bakery. The pungent smell of the yeast came as something as a shock to the children as did the enormous scale of the food mixers and ovens where 600 bread buns can be accommodated in one go. They enjoyed spreading the toppings on the buns and seeing the bread slicer in action.
Next stop was the fish counter where they looked at the wares on sale and took a closer look at the mackerel, king prawns and sardines (so different from what is in the tin!).
A popular activity of the morning was tasting the selection of hot cross buns sold in preparation for Easter which linked nicely with the RS work back at school. Who would have thought that hot cross buns are now available in caramel and white chocolate and raspberry. Not in class teacher Mrs Stubbsâ€™s day!
The visit rounded off with a discussion on healthy eating and how we can ensure enough fresh fruit and vegetables are included in our daily diet. Just to make sure they were covered for the day, the children stocked up on the strawberries, melon and grapes on offer!