Our Food topic is packed full of gorgeous ideas to feed your pupils' imaginations and starts with the children's story, Monkey King's Party.
Monkey King is funny, clever and brave. When traveller Lao Tzu tells him about the exquisite fruits that grow in the Heavenly Orchard, Monkey King decides he must try them. Join Monkey King on his adventure in this modern adaptation of a story from Wu Cheng'en's Journey to the West by Debjani Chatterjee.
- The A2 poster is the folk art Chinese painting Picking Peaches by Dong Guang Rui.
- A3 poster 1 – Little Callestock Farm by Sonia Calloway offers lots of potential for creative discussion and storytelling.
- A4 poster 2 – This story-starter will really get children's imaginations flying.
The Food topic is packed full of gorgeous ideas to feed your pupils' imaginations:
Literacy: We investigate voyage and return plots with the help of our story and take a good look at our protagonist – is he arrogant and deceitful or a loveable rogue? We also look at some advertising tricks of the trade and see if children can use their media skills to persuade their peers to try new foods.
Maths: Turn your class into party planners with some practical maths involving making, preparing and buying food fit for a Monkey King.
History: We take a fascinating look at the history of that old British staple, fish and chips.
Science: Don those lab coats we've got some great opportunities to observe some great chemical reactions using food.
Poetry: Poet Joshua Seigal gives you his top tips for creating food poetry. Plus we've got some great food-themed poetry from some award-winning poets.
Critical thinking: Are you a wasteroo? Take a critical look at why we waste food in this country and what we can do to change people's attitude to food.
MFL: We've got some practical advice on how to encourage a love of all things European as teacher, Maggie McNulty shows us how to run a French Café.
School visits: We look at farm visits for inner-city children.