Primary School Cooking Lessons
Our classes promote self-esteem
The children are really proud of what they have made. We have found that if children cook for themselves they are more likely to try different foods. We cover the origins of food as we make food from around the world like pasta and sushi, and also use ingredients from around the world; cocoa, rice, sugar.
Furthermore classes have multiple educational links and promote key skills including:
- Maths – practical applications of weighing, counting and measuring, estimating, fractions (half or a quarter of something), volume and space.
- Reading - specially designed recipe cards allow small children to follow step by step instructions showing that reading has a practical benefit too! This impacts their understanding of instructive texts and how to write instructions/recipes themselves.
- Science - reversible/non reversible changes/changing states - What happens when we put ingredients together and cook things - melting, whipping and beating? Method, observation and result.
The introduction of cookery skills promotes the preparation of food safely and hygienically which is literally a life skill!
Classes last approximately 45/60 minutes. Grow Cook Enjoy supplies all necessary equipment, ingredients and packaging for the child to proudly take home their food. Children are also given a Grow Cook Enjoy recipe card to take home so they can repeat the experience at home!
What parents say...
Rebecca says she likes cookery club 'because the food tastes great', I like it because it encourages her to try new things and many of the recipes have become firm favourites that the children help cook at home
What a fantastic time my daughter has at cooking club. She comes home with some really advanced,really yummy things that we all fight over. A really great intro to cooking and I have also learnt a thing or two!
N loves the classes because of the great variety of things she gets to cook, and the step by step instructions that makes her keen to replicate the lessons at home - and her brother loves trying everything she makes!