This week in Year 1 we have had lots of fun exploring our tasting sense in our science lessons! As part of our science theme this half- term about our senses, each week the children have focused on and investigated an individual sense. We started by reading the story of the Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and identifying all of the foods that he ate along the way. The children then tasted each of the foods in turn and used interesting adjectives to describe them. The children described some of the foods as ‘juicy watermelon’, ‘succulent salami’ and ‘sour oranges’. The children also explained whether they liked or disliked the foods using those all important descriptive words in their sentences. The purpose of this activity was to encourage the children to think, and as far as possible, use only their tasting sense to investigate the texture and taste of familiar and unfamiliar foods. This was a great opportunity for the children to link their literacy, which has been description focused, to a real life experience!