All things potato

image Some time ago, the children in Year 3 planted some seed potatoes in a tyre on the field. Today the time finally came to dig them up! We donned our gardening gloves, rolled up our sleeves and set to work.

After digging up almost 50 lovely potatoes, we decided to have a go at putting them in size order….which was a little bit tricky because we had to look so carefully at each potato to work out where it should go.

After we did that, we had a go at putting our knowledge of fractions in to practice. We cut the potatoes in to halves, quarters and thirds. We did have a go at sixths, but the potatoes were too tiny.

In the afternoon, we cooked the potatoes in the microwave, and shared them out between everyone. We all looked at the potatoes and how they had changed from when we first dug them out of the ground, we all noticed how delicious they smelled after cooking them, and then we got to eat them. They were delicious! The children shared their own experiences of growing food and eating it at home too – it seems that we have a few green fingers in Year 3 this year!

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