A suite of lesson resources covering sources of food, including farmed, wild, home grown, farm reared, etc. Processing of foods which include primary, secondary and manufacturing products. Origin of foods also covered. Some independent research tasks included as well as a start and end point assessment activity. Power point presentation corresponds to the workbook provided for pupils. Should take two or three lessons, depending on ability and lesson length. Suitable for the New GCSE FP&N and also VCERT level 2.
Effective hygiene for food handlers and practices. 20 slides aimed at GCSE level / KS4 (which i use over several lessons) and corresponding work booklet for pupils to follow and complete. Web hyperlink to a Youtube video (Jamie Olivers) Handwashing, food poisoning, high risk groups, correct stacking and storage in a fridge, kitchen practices, etc. Ends with recipe formulation as I use this for teaching VCert level 2.
Chocolate and fair trade activities and questions (3 pages). Took my y7 class a full lesson. led nicely into chocolate muffins, biscuits or chocolate coated flapjacks or tiffin. 'The Food Book' is needed to accompany the tasks if worked through independently. 3 files in all. 2 design tasks for muffins and biscuits
Powerpoint and pupil worksheet for factors affecting dietary needs - looked at in detail by age groups (as per VCert in this case) but fairly generic for GCSE too. Babies and toddlers, Pre-school, primary school, teens, adults, older adults. Covers new Eatwell guide percentages, RI and then gender, activity level and state of health (lactose intolerance, allergies, CHD and coeliac)
Step by step instructions and ideas on how to reduce fat, reduce salt, reduce sugar and increase fibre. Also explains the effects of adding, removing or substituting ingredients on sensory properties of the final products. Pupil handout and information with linked activities and accompanying slideshow to engage and bring about discussion points. Practice task for pupils to reduce, replace, remove, increase and adapt method when looking at recipes.
I am using it for V Cert Food and Cookery and Food Prep and nutrition as well as GCSE Food Technology.
Fill in the blanks activity for how to choose, store and prepare vegetables. Quite a comprehensive worksheet that can be done as a group or individually. Different methods of chopping, slicing and dicing also covered.
How to select, prepare for planting and care for flowering bulbs. Research task and fill in the blanks pages as well as a match the picture to the name of the plant activity. 6 pages in all. Used for BTEC Land Based Studies - Level 1 with an Alternative Ed class and took 3 x75 minute lessons
Facts on what they are and how they grow, filling in the missing words and also label diagrams with a short sequencing task on how seeds grow. Suitable for Land Based Studies and Horticulture / Gardening course. I use it for Level 2 Land Based studies BTEC class with guidance.
7 pages with 9 tasks and practice questions linked to content. Information and activities relating to poultry - all types explained as well as activities for each section relating to nutritional composition, cuts of poultry, safe handling, storage and cooking, welfare issues and cooking methods. Links in well with commodity based study of new GCSE Food Prep and nutrition, catering and cookery. Focus on vocabulary with practice questions at the end. Good as independent work or a set of cover work lessons for KS4 / A Level (will need access to internet or textbooks and recipe books for some tasks)
Potatoes, Vegetables, Pasta and Noodles information, tasks and wordsearches in addition to some activities based around equipment and washing up (18 pages) some references to the textbook Skills in Food Technology by Jenny Ridgewell
Adapted content for a KS4 Alternative Education class. Can be used to teach the basics to a KS3 class or for weaker KS4 with guidance. I allowed pupils to use the internet but textbooks are also helpful and an alternative option.
Researching the variety of career opportunities in the Army and the Police Force (Northumbria Police links can be altered to a relevant region) Pupils will need access to the internet for both of these worksheets.
I used this in conjunction with a visit and talk about opportunities in each area.
Revision worksheets and tasks relating to wheat milling and flour and its processing and types. Ingredients and functions sheets for cakes and biscuits. I use a version of these with blanks (words taken out) for pupils to complete as a revision activity on the topic. Short biscuit writing frame task. Suitable for years 9 to 11.
Worksheet for KS3 (I've also used it with year 10) should take around 75 minutes to complete. Pupils need access to The Food Book by Jenny Ridgewell. Worksheet for pupils to research recipes using eggs. Can use recipe books or internet to name the product and draw it in the box.
A poster to put on the fridge in cookery classrooms to try and avoid the relentless questions about what should and should not be chilled. When space is at a premium in classroom fridges this will enable pupils to work out for themselves what goes where.