The Tigers get into a tasty topic.
Welcome back to the Tigers class blog in 2018! I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year break and managed to have some time off to relax. I know I certainly did!
Since getting back, the Tigers have been getting their teeth stuck into their new topic. They've been learning all about Chocolate! More specifically: "Should we stop eating chocolate?" Already there has been fierce debate between the class, with some pupils saying that we should stop as it rots our teeth and isn't good for us. Others, however, believe that chocolate can be part of a healthy and balanced diet. As long as we don't eat too much, chocolate might actually be good for us!
To fully answer our topic question though, we'll need to start all the way at the beginning. Where does chcolate even come from? Over the last week, the tigers have been poring over maps of the world to answer this very question.
We found out that cocoa beans - the key ingredient of chocolate - only grow well in certain parts of the world. They need a hot climate to survive, and so can only grow in hot countries. Because of this, we don't get cocoa beans in the UK!
This led us on to learning two new key words - import and export. Imports and exports are where countries buy and sell products. We spent the afternoon today finding out just where our food comes from. Some of the things we learned surprised us! Did you know for example that pineapples come from the tiny island of Hawaii?
As Martin Luther King said...
Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you've depended on more than half the world.