Written by Anna Meier, 5I
Spice Morning was an unforgettable experience for Year 5. The classes were divided into groups and rotated around activities that the teachers
had prepared for us. The first stop for me was 5M. No sooner had I entered
the room, the overcoming smell of spices washed over me. In this room, we created a huge spice collage of the world map. The next stop was 5T;
this was the spice tasting session. We ate crackers with cream cheese laced
with spices and we had to guess which spices were in the cheese. One of them
had chilli in it, which explained why Mrs Farag had told us to bring our water
My favourite part of the whole day was probably the
cookies that Mrs Farag had baked; there were three each containing different
spices for us to detect so in total she had baked 336 cookies! After this we
went to Mr Kennedy’s room where we tested our knowledge of spices through an
exciting quiz on the Ipads. We also had some fun experimenting how spices react
in fizzy drinks! In 5S, we learnt all about the Spice Trade routes and learnt
loads of interesting facts. Did you know that 600 years ago you could trade 1kg
of pepper for 1kg of gold or 1oz of nutmeg for 7 oxen?
All in all I think that Spice Morning was an extreme success;we learnt loads and had great fun. A big thank you to all the Year 5 teachers
and TAs for organising it all for us.
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