Cooking

Teachers' Guide

This is the main guide for Cooking and Food Skills for children aged 8-11 years.

Key Fact 1

Around the world people use a range of different ingredients, equipment and cooking techniques to prepare food.

Key Fact 2

When planning to cook we need to consider current healthy eating advice, the needs of different people and occasions.

Key Fact 3

When planning to cook, we need to select the most suitable ingredients, equipment and food skills for successful results.

Key Fact 4

There is a range of additional food skills which enable us to cook.

Key Fact 5

Buying, storing, preparing and cooking food safely and hygienically are vital for health.

Sensory work with food

Explore the senses.

FFL Podcast

The FFL podcast has been produced to provide teachers with news and information about food education in primary schools.

Cool creations

Non-cook recipes for the primary school classroom.

Hot and happening

Recipes that involve the use of the grill or hob.

Brilliant baking

Baking recipes for the primary classroom.

Videos: Peel, chop and grate

See how to prepare fruit and vegetables safely.

Videos: Cool creations

See how to make some recipes that do not need any cooking!

Videos: Hot and happening

See how to cook delicious hot meals.

Videos: Brilliant baking

See how to bake a range of recipes.

Welcome to the Cooking and food skills module for children aged 8-11 years. This module supports primary school children learning about food preparation and cooking through five Key Facts:

Key Fact 1 - Around the world people use a range of different ingredients, equipment and cooking techniques to prepare food;

Key Fact 2 - When planning to cook we need to consider current healthy eating advice, the needs of different people and occasions;

Key Fact 3 - When planning to cook, we need to select the most suitable ingredients, equipment and food skills for successful results;

Key Fact 4 - There is a range of additional food skills which enable us to cook;

Key Fact 5 - Buying, storing, preparing and cooking food safely and hygienically are vital for health. 

 

 

This module also features 28 exciting videos which show food skills being demonstrated and recipes being made. These are supported by easy-to-follow recipes and teacher guidance:

Peel chop and grate - video downloads and videos

Cool creations - video downloadsvideos and recipes 

Hot and happening - video downloadsvideos and recipes

 

Brilliant baking - video downloadsvideos and recipes 

 

There is also an additional module exploring Sensory work with food.

A series of podcasts have been developed to further support primary teaching.

 

 

Last reviewed: 10/05/2011

Next review date: 01/10/2013