Year 5 Pop-up Greek Cafe

In their Design Technology this term, Year 5 have been focussing on food and nutrition, Their project was to investigate what would make a healthy, balanced Greek style flatbread, and then design one. The children investigated different flatbreads for taste and healthy eating aspects, researched Greek cookery and ingredients (including tasting them) and then designed their own fillings. In order to evaluate their fillings the class invited their parents and other family members in to try them.

This morning Year 5’s pop up cafe was open for business. They welcomed a steady stream of visitors, who were offered a choice of fresh ingredients, including tzatziki, taramasalata, hummus, tomato, lettuce, pepper, cucumber, feta, ham and chicken and then the waiting team took their orders to the kitchen for preparation. 

In the kitchen another team were working hard to prep the vegetables, toast the flatbreads and compile the bespoke flatbreads. 

The children worked really hard and their visitors were very appreciative. The class even found time to entertain their customers by sharing some of their learning from their Take One Picture project, focussing on the men in George Bellow’s painting. The children found out that the men were stevedores, very likely immigrants, who were not always paid for their work. The crews attempted to influence the ship’s captain by making up songs that they would sing while loading and unloading the cargo. The class had learnt one of these songs, called ‘Pay me my Money’ and they sang the chorus while the flatbreads were being enjoyed by their guests.

Thank you children for your delicious flatbreads and for your wonderful singing. Thank you to Miss Thorley and Mrs Breakwell for supervising in the kitchen and to Mr Hall for organising such a memorable learning experience for the children.

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