Making Hard Tack

17th February 2017

On Friday 17th February, as part of their ‘Ocean Explorers’ topic, Year 4/5 made a type of cracker called ‘Hard Tack’. This was part of the diet of Christopher Colombus and his crew on his voyage to America in 1492. The children worked well in groups, measuring out the ingredients carefully and taking it in turns to stir, knead and shape the dough. We are going to have our ‘Hard Tack’ as part of our ‘Ship’s Crew’ feast next term.