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 very fortunate to have an entire room dedicated to cookery. Our children have several opportunities to cook throughout the year. Food technology goes above and beyond learning about food itself. From understanding the dangers of sharp knives to the importance of thoroughly cleaning surfaces, teaching children culinary skills can help keep them safe when they are in the kitchen.
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.
We’ve had a fantastic year where we held our first ever Kensington vs Curwen Bake off. The children had a great opportunity to demonstrate their baking skills. We hope to continue this and involve other schools within the trust. As our new curriculum is developing, food technology will see links made to Health Science. This will provide children with meaningful learning.
At Kensington, we believe that Food technology can allow children to acquire new skills in a positive and safe atmosphere and encourage them to be an active party in improving their nutritional intake.