Children in Year 2 have been busy in the kitchen, learning how to make banquet food that would be fit for any King or Queen!
Children in Year 2 have been fully immersed in their Kings & Queens topic this half term. Most recently, the students have been busy in the kitchen, learning how to make banquet food that would be fit for any member of royalty!
During these sessions, the children have explored healthy eating, including what the different food groups are and the importance of a balanced diet. Mr Perry, Head of Design & Technology, assisted the students in their discussions about nutrition before the children independently designed their own healthy sandwiches. They had a wonderful time and were keen to experiment with lots of different ingredients and flavours. It was a pleasure to see our students so curious and engaged in their practical studies!
Learning about food health and safety is a very important part of these lessons. Mr Perry and Mr Jacob carefully explained and demonstrated how to handle different ingredients and utensils. Understanding about safety in the kitchen is not only an important life skill, but also an activity that develops fine motor skills such as strength, control and dexterity. The children enjoyed having the opportunity to use various utensils by themselves, whilst our teachers kept a watchful eye and provided a helping hand when needed.
Practical, topic-based learning provides a deeper understanding of the content being taught and allows students to transfer what they have learnt from one subject to the next. This child-centred and skills-focused approach encourages creativity in the classroom, provides endless fun and can be observed in action every day at City Campus.
What’s next on the menu, Year 2?