St Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God


Welcome toSt Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God

Scrumdiddlyumptious! - Autumn 1


This half term we will be learning about food, nutrition and of course chocolate!

We have started reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  

After reading the first chapter we drew and painted some of the characters from the book. How many characters do you recognise?


This week we have been learning about the Food Pyramid and thinking about the different food groups. We then decided as a class where different items of food belonged on the Pyramid.



We then completed our own Food Pyramid using pictures from magazines and drawing our favourite food onto the Food Pyramid.


Our Favourite Food


After learning about the Food Pyramid we talked about our favourite food and drew it on a plate. Children then used the Food Pyramid to decide if their favourite meals were balanced.  


We then made our favourite food on a plate! Can you guess our favourite food by looking at these plates?

A visit from asda


Barrett from Asda came to school to talk to the children about their five a day. Have a look at the different types of fruit Barrett brought for us to try.  


Desert Pears




Black seedless Grapes


Doughnut Peaches 





And El Abuelo de los Melon


Once we had a taste we described the taste, smell and texture of the fruit.


We enjoyed most of the fruit but some children weren’t so keen on the Blueberries!


We also thought about what we could do with the peel of fruits. Some suggestions were to put the peels in the compost bin, or use the orange peels to freshen up our bins.

Ou visit    to Asda


This week it was our turn to visit Asda. We had a guided tour of the entire store.







In the fruit and vegetable aisle we looked at sweet potato, pomegranates and had a smell of mint.

We spoke to the members of staff who worked there and asked them about their job role.


We had a look at the security cameras and saw a lot of people shopping.

Barrett took us to look at the offices at the back and showed us where the members of staff have their breaks.

We enjoyed our guided tour of Asda.


Thank you Barret.


Baking for Friday Challenges

For our Friday challenge, we are baking to understand how food can be manipulated to form a different form of food. 

We have made rock cakes, raspberry buns and jam tarts so far. 

Take a look at the pictures below.

James Lind


This week children learnt about a Scottish doctor called James Lind, who carried out experiments on sailors who were suffering from Scurvy.


He discovered eating fruits rich in Vitamin C helps ward of Scurvy.




To make sure we have enough Vitamin C in our diet we made some Lemonade.



Fruit Kebabs

We made Fruit Kebabs with apples, oranges, grapes and strawberries.


Once our fruit was on skewers, we drizzled them with chocolate and sprinkles.

They were Scrumdiddlyumptious!

Boiled Egg and Soldiers


This week for our Friday challenge, we made boiled egg and soldiers. We had to be very careful when near the hot hob and followed the rules to keep safe. We then dunked our soldiers into our runny eggs which tasted absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!

Our Visit to The Chocolate House


We had a Scrumdiddlyumptious time at The Chocolate House on Phillips Road. Once we arrived we enjoyed some drinking chocolate.

We then tasted milk, dark and white chocolate. After we had a taste of each type of chocolate, we voted to see which chocolate was the most popular and the winner was…..WHITE chocolate.

 After that, we watched a chocolate making demonstration of truffles these were raffled off as prizes.

Well Done to our three Lucky Winners.

Next we had a tour of the kitchen and were lucky to see lots of different chocolates, our favourite was a cake made entirely out of chocolate.

Finally, we went off to the shop to buy some chocolate. The shop is open to the public most days. So why don’t you give it a try.


Our Friday challenge this week was to design and make our own sandwich.


First we drew what filing our sandwiches would have. We then made our sandwiches and they tasted absolutely delicious!  



Year 3 invited parents to attend our café, children have worked hard baking cakes and biscuits to sell, all in aid of the East Lancashire Hospice.


Children enjoyed greeting our customers, guiding them to a table and taking orders and delivering orders.


An enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

Thank you to all the parents who came to support us, we raised £20.10 for The East Lancashire Hospice.


Well Done Year 3


Well Done Year 3 for a lovely Harvest Assembly. Children talked all about food, the Food Bank and how buying Fair Trade products helps the quality of life for the farmers producing the food.


Thank you to all the parents who came to support their child.