Year 7 In Year 7 the main focus of the teaching & learning is to bring all students practical and theoretical knowledge of food and nutrition to the same level. Instilling in the students the importance of food for their health, emotional and social well-being. Within the schemes of work students will develop their practical skills using a wide variety of tools and equipment; creating dishes such as pizza snacks, savoury sconces, oat cookies and Bolognese sauce, as well as designing and making festive treats and luxuries for Christmas. As the year progresses focus the students’ knowledge looking at the nutrients in food, their function and dietary sources. Please click on this link for the Year 7 Recipes.
Year 8 In Year 8 the focus is on electrical labour saving devices that can be used within food practicals. In the autumn term students are arranged into groups to begin a project to create a telesales pitch including a food demonstration for a particular piece of electrical equipment. The onus for practicals is on the development of the students skills using the labour saving devices creating products such as, chilled flans and steam puddings. Students begin to apply knowledge about the nutrients, looking into specific dietary needs and conditions of people and how lifestyle and food choices affect a person. In the summer term we focus on the topic Food and Our Environment. This topic changes year to year as we focus on key topical issues in the media such as; free range, fair trade, air miles, carbon foot printing. This demonstrates to students the affect that the consumption of food is having on our environment. Please click on this link for the Year 8 Recipes.
Year 9 – 12 week carousel lesson In the short time available, the focus is on breads and pasta. This provides the students with developing knowledge on the science behind foods. Students create traditional breads, breads from around the world and then apply this into a Domino’s design task. Students then look at pasta. They are given the opportunity to make traditional pasta from scratch in order to design and make their own pasta dishes with a sauce. We look at the history of pasta and why it has become such a staple food in many countries around the world. Please click on this link for the Year 9 Recipes.