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EYFS

Topics

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 

 

Ourselves

Day & Night

Space

Homes and Buildings

Growing

Habitats

Vocabulary

 

 

Knife

Fork

Spoon

Sieve

frying pan

wok

kettle

toaster

plate

bowl

cup

saucer

toast

pizza

apple

orange

pineapple

banana

orange etc

tomato

cucumber

lettuce

 

leaves

stick

berry

flower

water

soil

mud

whisk

small

medium

large

saucepan

cake tin

sink

wash-up

 

taste

smell

stir

whisk

spread

chop

slice

pour

boil

blend

stir fry

ice

decorate

noodles

broccoli

carrot

onion

sandwich

butter

ham

cheese

bread

white & brown

greengrocer

 

Key knowledge and Skills

 

 

EYFS

ELGs – Physical Development

Moving & Handling

Children handle equipment and tools effectively.

Health & Self-care

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise and a healthy diet and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully.

Activities

 

  • Indoor (Nursery & Reception)

Home corner containing a kitchen unit and a variety of resources to support exploration of cooking through role play e.g. cutlery, utensils, crockery, pretend food items such as fruit and vegetables.

 

  • Outdoor (Nursery & Reception)

Mud-kitchen to explore natural materials such as sticks, leaves and role play using a range of baking kitchen equipment. of varying sizes.

 

  • Through role play children learn the vocabulary and skills of cooking e.g. stir, chop.
  • Through role play learn to use equipment safely.
  • Daily routines at snack and lunchtime allow children to understand hygiene e.g. wash hands before eating.
  • Eat a range of fruit and vegetables at snack time and talk about healthy food.
  • Talk about the food they eat at home in relation to healthy and unhealthy diet.

 

Nursery - Adult-led cooking activities

  • Ice and decorate a biscuit – wash hands spread icing on biscuit.
  • Stir Fry (Chinese New Year) – wash hands- choose & discuss vegetables and noodles for adult to cook – taste food.

Reception Adult-led cooking activities

 

  • Make a healthy sandwich for the Tiger who Came to Tea – wash hands – choose white or brown bread – spread butter – choose filling – cut sandwich up – use knife safely – is sandwich healthy.
  • Make a snack for my friend at snack time -make fruit salad – buy fruit from Greengrocer – name fruit – discuss appearance – wash fruit and hands – prepare and use senses for smell and appearance – use knife safely – taste at snack and ask friend if they like it.

 

 

Year One

Topics

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 

 

Islands

Penguin Small

Toys

Cars

Once Upon a Time

Vocabulary

 

 

England

Ireland

Wales

Scotland

United Kingdom

traditional

shortbread

soda Bread

scones

ingredient

recipe

method

weigh

stir

texture

soft

sticky

smooth

flour

butter

sugar

buttermilk

bicarbonate of soda

stir

 

 

 

ginger

raisin

eyes

buttons

oven

cook

combine

roll

rolling pin

flatten

smooth

thick

cutter

healthy

unhealthy

baking sheet

sweet

savoury

 

 

Key knowledge and Skills

 

 

KS1

Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

 

To understand where food comes from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

 

  • Make a range of traditional oven-baked food linked to countries of the UK.
  • Learn that every country around the world has traditional foods.
  • Look at shop bought products such as scones and taste.
  • Make Soda Bread from Ireland for class to taste.
  • Make shortbread from Scotland for class to taste.
  • Understand that a recipe has be followed carefully to achieve the required result.
  • Discuss the prepared ingredients.
  • Wash hands before cooking.
  • Learn to stir, sieve, mix, shape mixture.
  • Discuss appearance and texture as it changes including when it is cooked.
  • Taste the cooked product and discuss it as part of a healthy diet.
  • Make and design their own gingerbread man.
  • Experience combining ingredients by kneading with hand.
  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough.
  • Use a shaped cutter to cut out the gingerbread man.
  • Discuss the place of biscuits in a balanced diet.

 

 

Year Two

Topics

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 

 

Time Travellers

Night-Time

Explorers

Vocabulary

 

 

supermarket

pizza

Italy

dough

base

pepperoni

onion

cheese

tomato

pitta

country

flatbread

weigh

scales

no-rise

mix

slice

shred

grater

names of vegetables to be used

packaging

ingredients

 

 

climate

names of countries of origin of vegetables

grows

crops

packaging

 

 

Key knowledge and Skills

 

 

KS1

Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

 

To understand where food comes from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

 

  • Understand where our food comes from.
  • Visit a supermarket (Asda) to look at a range of fruit and vegetables and to learn which countries they come from and what sort of climate they grow in.
  • Make a pizza a traditional food of Italy.
  • Learn about where the ingredients grow e.g. tomatoes need sun.
  • Follow a recipe and weigh out their own ingredients.
  • Follow basic hygiene – washing hands, not touching face etc.
  • Use their hands to form the dough into a pizza base.
  • Learn to grate cheese using a grater.
  • Select some toppings of choice.
  • Taste and say what they like about the finished pizza.
  • Would they choose the same toppings again.
  • Design a flat wrap round package for their pizza. 
  • What would the label need? – name, phot, ingredients.
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