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Term 3

Term 3’s Learning Lift Off was extremely successful as the children enjoyed an introduction for the new topic, ‘The Ancient Maya’.

As part of this day, we learned about the importance of chocolate for the ancient Maya and also linked this to the production of chocolate in today’s world. We explored the process from bean to bar and learned a little about the lives of the farmers who harvest cocao pods and the impact that Fairtrade has upon their lives.

For the purposes of research, it was absolutely necessary that we sampled chocolate containing different percentages of cocoa solid. Surprisingly, the children enjoyed one sample of dark chocolate, but not the dark

Chocolate containing 85% cocoa solids.          

In-depth discussions about chocolate.

Later in the afternoon, we began making our own replica ancient Maya clay chocolate pots.