Mrs Grinling, from The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, wanted a way to baffle the scavenging seagulls. She came up with a truly superb plan; she made mustard sandwiches. Have you ever tried one of those, no, well the children in KS1 have or will do soon.
|Tasting the mustard|
As part of our literacy lessons, this half term, we are helping Mrs Grinling out. We have heard that the seagulls are getting bored of their food and that they say the fishermen never have tasty sandwiches. Fred, Bert and Tom know what an amazing cook Mrs Grinling is and they are thinking about stealing Mr Grinling's lunch again. Oh dear.
|The mystery filling - Marmite. This is the face the seagulls would pull.|
To help Mrs Grinling out, we performed a taste test and have written her some letters proposing a tasty sandwich which can be hidden at the bottom of the basket and a yucky one or the top, to trick the seagulls.
|Ready to try fish paste|
|Salmon fish paste was very popular|
Here are some of our ideas:-
"You could try mustard again because it is bright yellow, thick and eye-wateringly strong and the seagull would not be able to see."
"Dear Mrs Grinling, I think you should use Marmite, it is gloopy, sticky, brown and savoury in taste. Mr Grinling would love it and it might make the seagulls go bluerghhh."
"Fish paste is smooth, tasty, pink and fishy - I think the seagulls would love this and so please do not use it."
"Thick, sticky, sweet, fruity jam that makes my mouth tingle. Mr Grinling would find this sandwich full of flavour and yummy."
"I would make Lemon curd sandwiches, they are sour, yellow, sticky and I really like them. I think Mr Grinling would too, but it would make the seagulls squawk!"
The children came up with some interesting ideas and enjoyed their tasting, although a lot of water was also drunk! I wonder if Mrs Grinling will use any of their ideas.