Cooking has become part of the curriculum to teach children about the fundamentals of healthy eating and the skills required in the process of cooking. We believe instilling a love of cooking in pupils is essential and develops a pupil’s creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life. Some of the delicious recipes they have already produced, have included; Pizza, Pasta bake, Quiche and Focaccia.
The National Curriculum, introduced in September 2014, stresses the importance of ‘instilling a love of cooking in pupils from a young age’ and introduces a formal spiral of skills that must now be taught in all schools. In response to this, we aim to teach cookery, in dedicated sessions, throughout the year. The new lessons will ensure a steady development of skills, as the children progress through school. At the end of each session, the children will have learnt new skills, but will also have made something scrumptious, which they could make again at home with adult help.
The children will be taught in small groups and there are risk assessments in place. A list of allergens is available that we always take into consideration before any cooking session can proceed. Mrs Jackson is happy to talk to you about any special requirements, so everyone can be fully included in these sessions.
Year 5 have been making stuffed potato skins. The recipe we are following is below.
Year 6 have been making quiche. Can you follow the recipe below to make your own at home?