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Home Learning 09-11-2007

09 Nov

Well done to all of you on the 2D shape work.  It was interesting to see the different ways people presented their information, from films to posters to PowerPoints. 

This week’s home learning is all about food.  I want you to investigate where your food comes from.  On Tuesday we will be looking at packets and tracking down the country of origin.  So please can you bring in a range of food packets for us to look at.  You may also want to look at an atlas and find the places of origin on the map.   Have a look at Google Maps to help.  How far is the furthest food coming from?  What is the nearest?  Comment on the blog and let us know.

Connected to this our Talk Topic is Is it good to import food from all over the world?

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8 Comments

Posted by on November 9, 2007 in Homework, Homework Comment, Talk Topic

 

8 responses to “Home Learning 09-11-2007

  1. wj

    November 11, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    The apricots came from turkey & the chillies came from Holland.

     
  2. wj

    November 11, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Some of our apples came from New Zealand, that is very far away.

     
  3. ts

    November 11, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    The furthest food away is the kiwi-fruit, and it is about 11680 miles and it comes from New Zealand. The nearst food does not have a paket because our eggs, pork and some fruit and veg come from our house.

     
  4. k c

    November 11, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    the nirest food i fand is oats from scotland .
    The longst is brown sugar from Mauritius .

     
  5. RB

    November 12, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    We like to get as much food as we can from England. Our vegetables come from Barcombe, our fish usually comes from Brighton. I love bananas but they don’t grow in England so we buy bananas from far away like Israel! It is bad to get too much food from far away as it pollutes the planet. Local food is also fresher. Food that is shipped, flown or driven here is kept very cold to stop it going off.

     
  6. IG

    November 12, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    I have raided my Mummy’s pantry with her and found food from all over the world. We have found – Pasta-Italy, Almonds-Spain, White chocolate-Belgium, Popcorn maize-U.S.A., Chilli flakes-Peru, Miso paste-Japan, Red curry paste-Thailand and Maya Gold chocolate from Belize. Belgium is the nearest and Japan is the furthest.

     
  7. l.w

    November 14, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    My Sunday lunch 11/11/07

    For Sunday lunch I ate lamb from New Zealand, carrots, parsnips, leeks and potatoes from England.
    For pudding I had apple crumble with apples from my garden.
    Mummy could have got English lamb instead of from New Zealand. Why was the New Zealand lamb cheaper?

     
  8. mrcobbsclass

    November 14, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    LW
    I don’t know why NZ lamb was cheaper, perhaps its because they have so many sheep!

     

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