Cookery at Great Linford Primary School
At Great Linford Primary School, we are passionate about teaching cookery skills and about nutrition. In our lessons, the children learn vital life skills which allows them to be safe and reduce any risks when using equipment or cooking. We teach them cutting techniques and how to use knives safely through practical demonstrations. Children will have the opportunity in each practical cooking lesson to practice the skills demonstrated.
As part of our cooking lessons, we will also discuss theory and healthy eating. Children will create, make and evaluate their own recipes. Theory lessons look at building on existing knowledge of food groups and the effect of food on the body.
Autumn 1 Cooking
In this first lesson, we started off with working on their knife skills, with this lesson we introduced how to use a knife correctly. All the Children enjoyed getting stuck in with the practical side of the lesson using the equipment and know its all in a safe environment.
Coming up in cooking...
Week 1: Heath and Safety
Week 2: Knife Skills
Week 3: Pizzas
Week 4: Healthy Lifestyle
Week 5: Ginger Bread men
As part of our theory-based lesson, we have looked at the different food groups where each child had to put their favourite meal into a food plate and put each ingredient into the correct Category of the food group wheel. Also in this lesson, we looked at how each of the food groups helps use, what each do for are body.
Protein-Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues.
Carbohydrates- Provides your body with Energy.