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Robins Autumn Term 2015

Changes within living memory

We will explore the ways in which life has changed over the time of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. This is What We Do! : Children think about what they do when they leave school at the end of the day. Opportunity for Maths: Use block graphs to find out most common time for bed on a school night, favourite breakfast food, most watched TV programme etc. Tell the time. What Did Our Parents Do? Children discuss what they think their parents did at the end of their school day and how this is similar or different to today’s children. PEEPO! We will read ‘Peepo!’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and compare and contrast similarities and differences between then and now. Food: We will look at how our experience of food has changed over the last 100 years and look into changes in our tastes, in the availability of food, and how different factors have affected these. Popular foods over the past 100 years: We will explore the idea that food and diets have changed over a number of years. The children will learn about some of the regions that different foods come from. Food origins and food miles: The children will further investigate the global sources of food and the changes in the UK food map. They will investigate and calculate food miles for some popular and common items. Eating the seasons: We will investigate the idea of seasonality in food. Treat detectives: a look at treats over the past 100 years: We will investigate the recent history and changes in sweet treats! Food during WW2: recipes and rationing: The children will investigate the concept of rationing and the reasons behind it. They will explore some common recipes used during times of rationing. Food of the future: The children will use the knowledge that both foods available and tastes have changed in order to think about what foods of the future might be like.