Cookery and Baking

Cookery and Baking 

Introduction 

All children from Foundation to Year 6 will have  cookery and Baking lessons with Miss Evans in our purpose built and child friendly kitchen. 

Foundation children will enjoy baking and tasting sessions in their classrooms during Autumn to fit around their learning. The children will come to main school to bake after Christmas. 

We will plan interesting and varied cooking and bakery recipes for the children to prepare. Our aim is that the children will leave our school having learnt to cook a wide range of dishes and acquired skills of food preparation. 

We want the children to begin to understand the principles of nutrition, healthy eating, seasonality and where their food comes from during their time with us. But most importantly we hope to instil in them an appreciation and love of real food and cooking, both offering them a vehicle for their creativity and teaching them a crucial life skill that will serve them well in the future. 

We are passionate about food and cooking and believe strongly that we should pass on our enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to the next generation. We are thrilled that our children always fully embrace every opportunity we offer!!

Check out the Cookery and Baking pictures in our Gallery 2021 / 2022 

 

Useful Links and Resources 

 

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Food: A Fact of Life have created a new area to support home learning. Every two weeks, they will share a new 'wave' of ideas and support! These 'waves' of activities and ideas will be uploaded here for you to explore together at home.

Wave 7 - Welcome to wave 7 - 35 STEM activities/resources to support remote learning at home. Select the activities that best suit your needs! They are divided into two: those that take less time and/or are less complex, and those that take more time and/or are more complex.

Wave 6 - Welcome to wave 6 - 42 activities/resources around where food comes from to support remote learning at home. Select the activities that best suit your needs! They are divided into two: those that take less time and/or are less complex, and those that take more time and/or are more complex. In addition, there are also a further 65 resources to support Farming Fortnight (1-12 June 2020).

Wave 5 - Welcome to wave 5 - 42 activities/resources around healthy eating to support remote learning at home. Select the activities that best suit your needs! They are divided into two: those that take less time and/or are less complex, and those that take more time and/or are more complex.

Wave 4 - Welcome to wave 4 - 42 activities/resources around cooking to support remote learning at home. Select the activities that best suit your needs! They are divided into two: those that take less time and/or are less complex, and those that take more time and/or are more complex.

 

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ALDI Get Cooking

Encourage the kids to cook up some healthy, nutritious food. Our Get Set to Eat Fresh page is packed with lots of curriculum-linked healthy eating activities for pupils aged 5-14. And it’s all FREE!

 

 

 

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Quizzes

Children love doing quizzes. They’re fun and make a welcome break from text-books. But here’s the thing.

Every time your child plays one of our quizzes, they will recall information they’ve already learned, it’s a formula called Active Recall.

Doing quizzes makes us think. The more we think, the more embedded our knowledge becomes. The more embedded the knowledge, the easier it is for us to recall it on demand. Click on the different icons below to find quizzes about food.

 

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Cooking is fun. It is also useful. You might be asked to make sandwiches, make a salad, make meals, or bake a cake. This quiz looks at some of the skills you need to do well in cooking. Like in other jobs, planning and preparing are important when cooking. You need to be very well organised. How well prepared are you to answer these ten quiz questions?

 

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What is Design and Technology? It is all about having ideas and developing them - designing useful things, creating them and then trying them out. There are lots of different ways of making things, from cooking to woodwork, building to sewing. In this quiz you can find out a little bit more about the steps needed to make something really useful.

 

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We all need to eat food. Where does food come from? What different types of food are there? What are good things to eat? Before you can start cooking, you need to be choosing which foods to use. This quiz helps you work through choosing foods so as to grow and stay healthy and strong.

 

 

 

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The Secret Life.....

It is very important that children understand the principles of a healthy and varied diet.  

From the true colour of carrots to how to spot the difference between kinds of cows, why onions make us cry to the magic behind growing straight cucumbers, Stefan Gates reveals where our food comes from and how it is made. These clips are taken from the BBC series 'The Secret Life of Our Favourite Dishes.'  

There are 5 different favourite dishes in the series including:

●  The Secret Life of Chicken Curry

 â—  The Secret Life of Fish and Chips

 â—  The Secret Life of Salad

 â—  The Secret Life of Shepherd's Pie

 â—  The Secret Life of Spaghetti Bolognese

 

 

 

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Preparing food is a perfect activity for children and cooking fresh, nutritious food is an important life skill. Therefore it is important that children are taught a range of cooking skills with increasing competence such as cutting, grating, peeling, arranging and cracking.

Skills snippets videos

An expert team of food teachers developed these Skills Snippets to make teaching cooking skills easier. If children grasp basic skills (e.g. using knives, peeling, grating) then they have a toolbox for life.

Screenshot_20220519-225404_Chrome.jpg The bridge technique is a safe way of teaching children to cut something in half. Click the icon to go to the bridge snippet video

Screenshot_20220519-225421_Chrome.jpg The claw technique is a safe way of teaching children how to slice ingredients. Click the icon to go to the claw snippet video.

Screenshot_20220519-225438_Chrome.jpg Let's look at how to teach children to peel fruit and vegetables safely. Click the icon to go to the peel snippet video.

Screenshot_20220519-225455_Chrome.jpg Let's look at how to teach children to grate ingredients safely and effectively. Click the icon to go to the grate snippet video.

 

 

 

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Kids' cooking recipes

Get fussy little eaters into the kitchen and turn them into little chefs with our easy and fun cooking projects. They'll love tasting their handiwork, too! Click on the icon to explore the 77 recipes.

 

 

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Healthy recipes for kids

Looking for recipes to help your child learn how to cook? Or are you a mini master-chef looking for the next challenge? We've got loads of easy recipes to try, from pitta pizzas to chocolate cupcakes. Click on the icon to explore some more recipes from BBC Food.

 

 

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Welcome to Countryside Classroom

Home Education Hub

Here you can find a wealth of free, downloadable resources to help with teaching and learning at home on the themes of food, farming and the natural environment. We have resources for all ages, on a wide range of topics, and for use indoors or outdoors. Click on the icon to find out more about food, farming and the natural environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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