Design and Technology - Cooking
As part of their work with food, pupils are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. We aim to instil a love of cooking in our pupils that we hope will open a door to an important form of creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably, now and in later life.
Pupils are taught to:
- use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
- understand where food comes from.
- understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
- prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
- understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.
At Radstock, we have a dedicated member of staff to teach cooking who is ably supported by a skilled and dedicated support assistant. In July 2014, we converted part of our small hall to accommodate more ovens and to ensure that we have a well-stocked resource base, which means that we have a safe area in which the children can learn the skills required and have fun.