As part of our history work, we have been learning about World War 2 and this week the focus was on rationing and how this was used throughout the war times. We discussed the types of food which were rationed during this period which included many items we would consider as essential such as milk, butter and eggs. To give the children a first hand experience of how rationing was during the war, we made a war time chocolate cake which resembled how they would have to make them during this time. We had no access to butter, milk or eggs therefore the cake was a very different taste to what we are used to! Of course, we had to have a proper chocolate cake in order to compare to. It will come as no surprise to learn that the majority of our class preferred Charles the Caterpillar cake from Co-op as opposed to our war time cake! Have a look at the pictures below to see us baking and tasting!