We have been learning about how
we can keep ourselves healthy by learning about the different nutrients in
food. We learned that there are 5
different food groups: fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates, protein, dairy and foods
containing sugar and fat.
Each of the food groups helps our
bodies in different ways by giving us energy, helping our muscles get stronger,
keeping our bones strong and giving us vitamins. We talked about which foods we should eat the
most and least.
We showed our new knowledge by sorting our ingredients for pizza into the different food groups. Then we discussed how we could make our pizza healthy by choosing good choices for our toppings.
After measuring the bread ingredients (we are mastering making bread now!), we mixed the dough and left it to proove (rise). Some of remembered that this happens because of the yeast and sugar creating a chemical reaction.
While the dough was resting, we prepared our toppings by carefully slicing, grating and chopping mushrooms, ham, meat and chocolate.
William remembered why we should
be careful when preparing food; when asked what cross contamination meant, he
said ‘germs’. We were amazed!
After we rolled out the dough, we chose our toppings. Some of us used our communication books to ask for what we wanted. We learned about which foods are good for us and which foods we need to eat less of.
Look at our finished pizzas!
We all took a pizza home to show our families and we shared a large healthy savoury and a sweet treat pizza with our healthy milkshakes during golden time. Delicious! We even had a surprise visit from Miss Smith! The perfect afternoon.