Home Cooking

Home Cooking

Aims

Learning to cook is a fundamental human right, need and pleasure. At Winchelsea, pupils of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to develop their cooking skills. For some this may be as fundamental as having the chance to express preferences; for others it could be developing the trust and courage to try something new.  Over time, many will progress from preparing a simple healthy snack to achieving a qualification.

The wider Winchelsea curriculum (SRE, Life Skills, My World, PE, English and Maths) all contribute to the curriculum delivery of food education based on the principles laid out in our Food Policy Principles & Goals.

  • Every pupil has access to safe, tasty, and nutritious food
  • Pupils develop a range of prep, cooking and common-sense skills that allow them to prepare healthy, nutritious food safely
  • Pupils enjoy cooking and understand that sharing meals (and cooking skills) with friends and family is good for their health, wellbeing and quality of life
  • Everyone understands what is meant by a balanced diet
  • Increase pupils' knowledge of food production and marketing, the impacts on personal health and the wider environment

Curriculum Intent

Discoverers

(Inc. Explorers and Seekers)  

Development of fine and gross motor skills. Opportunities to develop pro-social behaviours and begin to attend and delay gratification. Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes. Begin to understand where food comes from.

Enquirers

Developing Gross and fine motor skills and beginning to develop the ability to follow basic instructions and master context-specific sequences. Work with some success as a pair and follow instructions from staff. Show awareness of the need to cook and eat a healthy and varied diet. Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques. Be aware of seasonality, and know that ingredients are grown, reared, caught and may be processed.  Learning is guided by the requirements of the National Curriculum for Cooking & Nutrition for Key Stages 1 - 3.

Navigators

Accreditation: Completing their accredited exam.

At an appropriate point during Key Stage 4 or Post-16 pupils are entered for the Pearson HCS BTEC qualifications at Level 1 or Level 2.

 

Apply the principles of nutrition and health. Cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet. Become competent in a range of cooking techniques [for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes]. Be aware of some sources and understand seasonality in regard to a range of ingredients.

 

Term

Cycle 3: Example of Subject Intent linked to Thematic Learning

Assessment

1

Wonderful World

Peer/ Self-assessment/ Targets.

2

Treasure Seekers

3

Home- Sweet- Home

4

Roots – Shoots – Muddy Boots

5

Heathlands and habitats

6

Winners and Losers

 

Cross-curricular Links

 

Cross-Curricular Links

How does Home Cooking support this?

STEAM

 

 

Develop knowledge and skills to try and use a variety of kitchen equipment to develop creativity, explore and experiment with a variety of food.

English Skills

 

 

Practical use and development of ability to follow verbal and written instructions.  Embedding of sequence and c of subject specific vocabulary relevant to learning activity, as well as thematic vocabulary where relevant.  Pupils have regular opportunities to practice their speaking and listening skills. Opportunities for shared experience and discussion – social chit chat. Comparatives and superlatives

Maths Skills

 

 

Number is used regularly as are the skills of sorting and organising.  Weights, measures, volumes and the language of approximation. Use of scales and practical, concrete understanding of concepts such as temperature, surface area, thick/thin, big/small, bigger/biggest etc. Help to understand object permanence.

PSHE

Following instructions, team working, safety, hygiene and awareness of healthy eating.  Developing maturity, focus and attention.

‘Hands-on’ learning that promotes independence in practical, motivating, confidence-building.

SMSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Values

Social: Working with others, sharing equipment, developing teamwork. Opportunities to be creative and share expertise and ideas. Being supportive

Moral: Following rules clearly set out.  Encouraging a Rights Respecting culture to establish equal opportunities to learn.

Cultural:  Increasing awareness of other’s needs, different cultures, personal likes and dislikes. Create an environment where the diversity, needs and achievement of all members of the school community are recognised, valued and celebrated

Spiritual: Respect for ourselves and others, developing aspiration to achieve their best.

Understanding through food to be aware and show respect for others. It is recognised that eating together is a fundamental experience for all people; a primary way to nurture and celebrate our commonality and diversity; and an excellent bridge for building friendships, and pro-social skills and behaviours

 

Extended Opportunities/ Celebration:

‘Pop out’ days in support of charitable causes

Master Chef Award

 

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