Love British Food Fortnight 2020

Love British Food Fortnight 2020

British Food Fortnight is a national celebration of British food, and the health benefits and pleasures of eating quality, fresh, and seasonal produce. Our pupil’s at Nightingale learnt about British Food Fortnight and were set a challenge to share their best family recipe with the rest of the school. We were so impressed with all the entries! What a fantastic bunch of chefs we have. From delicious gyro soup, mouth watering chaat and juicy burgers to roast dinners with lots of gravy and banana smoothies… who is hungry now?! It was tricky to pick just one winner but after much deliberation we chose Zain Ajayi for his wonderful film of him making fried plantain. Congratulations Zain, super effort.

Our reception children have been looking at a variety of fruit and vegetables for British Food Fortnight. We identified them and looked at the colours, shapes and textures and talked about where they grow. After cutting them up into different size pieces we spoke about bigger and smaller size pieces and managed to count how many pieces we had cut them into. We also smelt them and used some great vocabulary in our discussion.

So that we didn’t waste any of the food, we decided to do some printing using the different fruits and vegetables. They were rolled, squashed, covered, dabbed and smudged over pieces of paper. It was very tempting to have a nibble of them, thank goodness for snack time!