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Farm to Fork

 This afternoon, Emma, Jodie, Julie and Agnes took the Butterfly group to Tesco Ledbury to take part in their Farm to Fork initiative.  After circle time, we walked sensibly to Tesco and practised what we have learned about crossing roads.

 

When we arrived at Tesco, Vicky, our Farm to Fork leader, came to greet us at the front of the store.  Vicky asked the children if they'd ever been to Tesco before and lots of them put their hands up and said they go to buy the shopping.  

 

Vicky and Hayley took us to the back of the store through a 'staff only' door where we discovered the stock room.  We saw where the lorries unload their deliveries and had a look around to see what we could spot.  Vicky asked us what we keep in our fridges at home.  There were lots of answers of milk, yoghurts, cheese and butter.  We had a look around but couldn't see any of these items in the store room but then realised that they would need to stored in a fridge to keep them fresh.  

 

We went in the large fridge where we saw lots of milk.  Charlie said "I have the green one."

 

Next, we wondered where we need to keep things like ice cream.  Lottie and Riley decided that these items needed to be kept in the freezer.  We had a look inside the huge freezer which was extremely cold.  We couldn't touch anything in there so had to keep our hands by our side.  Jude was excited to spot the Mini Milk ice creams.

 

Our next job was to have a look around the store to see where the stored items are put on the shelves.  We looked in the chiller cabinet where we found pizzas and ready meals.

 

Vicky asked us if we need to keep the Rice Krispies in the freezer.  There was a unanimous "no!" from the children.

We looked in the freezer cabinets, noticing where the ice creams and lollies were stored to keep them frozen.

 

Next, we had a look at the fresh produce beginning with the potatoes.  Vicky asked us if we liked potoates and then talked to us about the different things we can use potatoes for - roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, boiled potatoes and chips.  She asked us "what are chips made of?" and some children replied "chips!"

 

In the fruit aisle, Vicky and Hayley held up lots of different fruit and we talked about their colours, size and whether we liked them or not.

 

Finally, we visited the fish counter.  The fishmonger showed us lots of different fish, talking about their size, shape and skin.  Some of the children wanted to touch a fish so wore a glove to feel the skin and hold it in their hand to see how heavy it was.

 

Some of the children said they didn't like fish but liked fish fingers or fish from the chip shop.  The fish monger showed us a piece of cod, explaining that this is the type we have from the chip shop but as it is fresh, it hasn't been battered and still has it's skin on.

 

We had a look at the cheese counter, noticing the different shapes and sizes.  Hayley showed us the Edam as it has a red wax layer on like Babybel.

 

After looking around the store, Vicky and Hayley took us through the 'staff only' door again and then down the stairs to the ground floor.  On the table were lots of bowls of fruit and vegetables and the children had to guess what they were.  They were excited to have a taste with the strawberries and grapes being the most popular.  Some children were very brave and had a taste of fruit they'd not tried before.

At the end of the session, all of the children were given a goodie bag containing an orange, a certificate, recipe cards and stickers.

 

We would like to thank Tesco, particularly Vicky and Hayley for a most informative afternoon.  The children were excited to tell the other staff all about it when they returned to Busy Bees.  Thank you for having us.