All our Schemes of Work and lesson plans are developed to support the new National Curriculum (September 2014).
We are also able to deliver lessons to small groups or whole school theme days to large groups of children depending on the individual requirements of your school.
Lessons are closely linked to the learning objectives and topics currently being taught from ‘The Victorians’ to ‘World Foods’. They are differentiated for all year groups by the level of support, skills and demonstration of techniques.
In September 2014, cooking and food education became compulsory in the national curriculum for pupils up to the end of key stage 3. The new curriculum lays out the importance of ‘instilling a love of cooking’ in pupils from a young age. As part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human 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.
Pupils should be taught to:
Key stage 1
• Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
• Understand where food comes from
Key stage 2
• Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
• Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
• Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed