After enjoying a banquet feast at the start of our topic, Dungeons and Dragons, the children have since learnt about the different jobs that people had in a castle and the lifestyles they led. Knowing that those who lived in the bailey villages of Motte and Bailey castles did not have much money, we learnt that the peasants often ate the food that they could grow. This included Pottage soup, a soup made of vegetables and herbs.
Over in the Li building, the children worked collaboratively to chop the carrots, leeks, onions, celery and cabbage before adding it to the vegetable broth for it to cook. As well as preparing the vegetables, the children also helped in tidying up…something I’m sure they do at home also!
If you haven’t yet tried Pottage soup, do ask a Year 2 children the instructions for making it…a fantastic soup that can be enjoyed all year round, especially now as the temperature begins to fall.
By Michael Aryiku
Year 2 Pandas Class Teacher