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, not only within D&T lessons, but across the curriculum. 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.
Also, through Baking Club - which takes place after school - the children have been involved in creating a range of amazing baked goods. Through this year we are planning some exciting events such as healthy picnics, celebrating ‘World Religion Day’, trips to the farm and a possible TTLT Bake Off.
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.