Year 6 have had a jam-packed week exploring the flavours of Jamaica. On Monday, we were lucky enough to have the lovely Miss Brookes, a GBP governor, come into school and cook Jamaican style food with the children. The smells travelled far and wide throughout the school making everyone’s mouths water! On the menu was jerk chicken, mango salsa and rice and peas. Miss Brookes did not hold back on the heat as there was even a scotch bonnet or two involved in the marinade for the chicken! The children carefully prepared an aspect of the meal for the whole year group to enjoy and it certainly went down a treat. All of the children appreciated tasting new and exciting flavours and some even had seconds!
Later on in the week, the children conducted their own research by taste testing a selection of different smoothies available to buy in the supermarket. From this, they were able to make informed decisions about the flavours that would best work when creating their own smoothie flavours, in keeping with the Caribbean flavours of Jamaica. On Thursday, the children had the opportunity to chop, slice and prepare their fruit ready to blend and overall there was a positive consensus that their creations would give the big brands a run for their money.
Have a look at the pictures below to see the fun we had when tasting the exotic flavours of Jamaica.