The study of food plays an integral part in the whole school approach to student health, well-being and attainment.
All students follow the KS3 programme of study for Design and Technology in relation to food and nutrition.
They gain an understanding of the ‘Eatwell Plate’, dietary needs, and how to provide a healthy balanced diet for various target groups.
They develop an awareness of food additives, preservatives and Computing Aided Manufacturing in food processing. Students are supported to apply this knowledge to practical cooking tasks where they learn how to weigh and measure accurately, use equipment independently and appreciate the importance of health and safety in food handling.
Students also gain experience using recipes to prepare multicultural food and appreciate the influence on cuisine in the UK.
Through critical evaluations of their practical tasks students develop their writing skills and extend their technical vocabulary.
|Key Stage 3||Autumn||Spring||Summer|
|Year 6/7||*Health and Safety in the Kitchen.
*Functions of Ingredients: Dairy & Fats.
*Weighing & Measuring.
*Quick Healthy Meals.
*Functions of Ingredients: Starch & Sugar.
|Year 8||*Eatwell Plate.
|*Improving Evaluation Writing.
|* Comparing Homemade & Convenience Food
*Improving Evaluation Writing.
|Year 9||*Functions of Ingredients: Eggs, Meat & Fish.
Extended Evaluation Writing.
|*Design Research and Process for a Vegetarian Meal.
*Computer Aided Manufacture.