So much learning happens when we cook with our children. The social interactions, processing information, following directions, reading instructions, problem solving and coordination.
At Kensington Primary School, we are fortunate enough to have an entire room dedicated to cookery. Our children have a number of opportunities to cook throughout the year, not only within D&T lessons, but across the curriculum.
Food technology goes above and beyond learning about food itself. The children are given the opportunity to learn through 'hands on' activities while applying concepts from mathematics in relation to weighing, measuring, sorting and estimating. As well as this, it equips them with the confidence to make healthy food choices along with teaching them how to enjoy their food.
Through child-led learning they have learnt a variety of skills: health and safety in and around the kitchen, measuring ingredients accurately, working in a team, food hygiene, time management, and reading and following instructions.
Also, through Baking Club - which takes place after school - the children have been involved in creating a range of amazing baked goods for whole school events such as World Book Day and British Science Week, which was celebrated with the parents. In addition to this, the children have also entered a national competition by baking a cake for the Queen, which was then presented at our Queen’s 90th birthday celebration.
At Kensington, Food technology allows children to be creative and original while providing them with endless possibilities to bring out the best in them.