Cooking

This learning area supports pupil understanding about cooking, including food hygiene and safety.

This learning area, which is one of the nine developed to support pupils with additional needs, supports pupil understanding about cooking, including food hygiene and safety.

Key learning

  • a range of ingredients can be used to make drinks, meals and snacks;
  • storing, preparing and cooking food safely and hygienically are vital for health;
  • recipes provide the steps needed to prepare and cook the ingredients to make a dish. They should be sequenced and in a logical order;
  • a range of practical food skills can be used to feed ourselves and others well, independently or with support.

To support learning, the following is available:

  • an introductory guide, with activity ideas;
  • stimulus materials, activities and worksheets.

Practical food skills videos can be found here

Peer-to-peer recipe videos, recipes adapted for pupils with additional needs and recipes using Widgit© Symbols can be found here.

Further recipes suitable for use in school can be found here. Recipes can be sorted by age group, food commodity, recipe complexity, recipe time, food skills or cooking method.

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Cooking introductory guide

An introductory guide to support pupils learning about cooking, including food hygiene and safety.

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Cooking

A presentation around making drinks, snacks and meals.

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Practical food skills

A chart of practical food skills with images and words for vocabulary recognition and matching.

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Ingredients

A stimulus presentation showing a range of ingredients that can be made into drinks, snacks, meals.

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Food hygiene and safety

A presentation around food hygiene and safety.

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Food hygiene and safety scenarios

A presentation to support discussion around different food hygiene and safety scenarios.

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Safe food storage

A worksheet that can be used to support sorting food into the correct storage area.

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Safe storage food cards

Cards that can be used to sort food into the correct storage area.

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When should I wash my hands?

A worksheet around when it is important to wash hands when cooking.

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Washing up

A sequencing activity around washing up and tidying away.

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Washing up - answers

The answers to a sequencing activity around washing up and tidying away.

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Which chopping board to use?

A worksheet around which chopping board to use when cooking.

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Unscramble the scramble

A sequencing activity for making scrambled egg on toast.

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