Children love to cook! This is a fabulous class with a secret ingredient! Amidst the cooking littlies love the squelching, prodding and getting truly involved (with no mess for mummy to clean up in the kitchen!!).
Children love to learn their new (English) vocabulary and a little bit of phonics and spelling too! The curriculum covers both sweet and savoury dishes, and we also discuss kitchen related health and hygiene. Older children are encouraged to write the week’s dishes in their cooking diary, and each child gets their own special recipe that they can make extra special with colours and stickers.
Recipes include quiches, Rainbow Toast, Oat Cookies etc, and the children get to eat/bring home their yummy finished product at the end of each class.
In cookery workshops, we practice all the steps and processes involved in preparing delicious and nutritious food. Students are introduced to lots of new vocabulary including ingredient names, kitchen tools, and measurements. Our older children get a great induction to practical maths with dividing, weighing, sorting, and calculating. In Foodies Club, in addition to food preparation techniques, participants discuss and work on nutrition, portioning and meal planning.
We will learn about the origin of the ingredients, serving and table manners and of course, we mustn't forget cleaning up! We will make beautiful recipe cards to take home and our children are encouraged to help write the menu and ingredients on the board. They enjoy scrapbooking our handouts for their cooking diaries too.