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Cooking

Cooking and the curriculum

At Westhouses we link cooking to different topics so children continue to cook throughout their whole time at school. 

 

Explorers 'Rainbow Recipes' - Children create a colourful creations e.g. fruit salad or pizza. 'Festivals' - Children make pancakes in line with pancake day and write instructions on how to do this. Warburtons workshop - the children learn about where bread comes from and how to make it.
Philosophers 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' - Children cook a quiche using local and seasonal produce. This is followed by a workshop link to fairtrade food. 

'Bronze age and Iron age' - Children cook bread/oat cakes.

 

 

 

Warburtons workshop - the children learn about where bread comes from and how to make it.
Trailblazers 'Hola Mexico' - Children chose, design and cook a range of Mexican dishes and invite parents in to share them. 

'World War'

Children learn about rations and take part in 'Dig for Victory' where they grow their own food and create War inspired meals. 

 

Warburtons workshop - the children learn about where bread comes from and how to make it.

 

 

Lessons linked directly to cooking

Each year our class teachers chose one recipe to make with their class. This recipe has to include at least one thing the class has grown in school. Children then get to take their creations home to enjoy with the whole family. 

 

Why not try making them at home? Check out all our children friendly recipes below. 

 

Remember to send your pictures into the school office if you make any of our recipes at home, this really helps us achieve our awards! 

Triple fruit cookies

Our SNAG team got to make one of school recipes on Friday to sell at our Christmas Fair. The children got to measure out and bake the recipe with the help of Mrs Russell and the cookies where a huge success! We also gave away FREE recipe books with all our child friendly ideas in! 

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Dig for Victory

As part of Trailblazer's (our year5/6 class) topic this term the class hosted a WW2 day where children dressed in traditional clothing and created authentic meals based on the time period. The children grew most of the ingredients themselves in the schools grounds and they really enjoyed making food from harvesting to cooking. This really helped the children understand rationing and how important it was to grow your own food in War time England. 

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Quiches

Philosophers has such a good time yesterday working with the Co-op. They learnt all about fair-trade food and got to make some yummy looking quiches!

Bread Making

Explorers (Reception class) have had a great time making bread with Mrs Tucker - They have been reading a story all about making bread!

 

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Oat cakes

Philosophers have been busy making oat cakes for their current topic 'Anglo-Saxons'. 

 

 

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Gruffalo crumble

For world book day Mrs Salt's workshop looked at 'The Gruffalo', the children got to make some yummy Gruffalo crumble. 

 

Explorer's make some bread

Explorers had Warburtons in their class today making bread with them! Mrs Coupe looked amazing!