We found out that the last book Charles Darwin wrote before he died was all about worms and how they help change our environment. Just like Darwin has taught us, we want to find out for ourselves if what he said is true! We made worm homes and we are going to let the worms live in them for a while. We will then use the compost and compare the plants that grow in it to plants that have grown in soil without worm compost.
We tried out different techniques using different materials. We used our fingers (some of us used our whole hand!) to have a go at blending and smudging.
We enjoyed the carrots and courgettes so much we are having a go at growing them ourselves!
It was delicious…most of us had seconds! We liked the taste of the oregano and garlic, some children thought it tasted like pizza.
After tasting courgette in a cake last week we decided to try it in a savoury dish this week. We chose mushroom and courgette tart as mushrooms were our favourite vegetable pizza topping and we also liked the mozzarella so we knew we would like it. There were lots of new flavours in this dish so once again we had to be brave. We used sun dried tomato paste, garlic and oregano, all of which were new to lots of us. It looked a bit scary but it smelt delicious. We ran out of time to taste it so we will have to wait until tomorrow.
What could we make with these ingredients?
We worked together to research Charles Darwin and created art work, writing and labels for a big display.