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Teachers' Guide

This is the main guide for Cooking and Food Skills for children aged 8-11 years.

Key Fact 1

Around the world people use a range of different ingredients, equipment and cooking techniques to prepare food.

Key Fact 2

When planning to cook we need to consider current healthy eating advice, the needs of different people and occasions.

Key Fact 3

When planning to cook, we need to select the most suitable ingredients, equipment and food skills for successful results.

Key Fact 4

There is a range of additional food skills which enable us to cook.

Key Fact 5

Buying, storing, preparing and cooking food safely and hygienically are vital for health.

Videos: Peel, chop and grate

See how to prepare fruit and vegetables safely.

Cool creations

Non-cook recipes for the primary school classroom.

Videos: Cool creations

See how to make some recipes that do not need any cooking!

Hot and happening

Recipes that involve the use of the grill or hob.

Videos: Hot and happening

See how to cook delicious hot meals.

Brilliant baking

Baking recipes for the primary classroom.

Videos: Brilliant baking

See how to bake a range of recipes.

Sensory work with food

Explore the senses.

FFL Podcast

The FFL podcast has been produced to provide teachers with news and information about food education in primary schools.

Vegetable Kebabs

Vegetable Kebabs

First, get the equipment ready.

Next, get the ingredients.

Start by preparing the vegetables:

  • Cut the pepper pieces into quarters.
  • Cut the courgette in half, and then each piece in half again.
  • Next, cut the quarters in half, making 8 even-sized pieces.

Carefully thread the vegetables onto the kebab sticks. Push the kebab stick down into each vegetable on a chopping board. Move each vegetable along the stick. Repeat this using all the vegetables in a colourful pattern.

Brush the marinade over the kebabs, then place onto a grill pan.

Wearing oven gloves, place the kebabs under a hot grill. Turn the kebabs occasionally, taking care as the grill will be very hot.

Chunky Soup

In this demonstration you will see vegetable soup being made. Soups are easy to make and can be made from lots of different ingredients.

Stir-Fry Prawns

In this demonstration you will see a stir-fried meal being made with prawns, orange, red pepper and ginger.

Vegetable Kebabs

In this demonstration you will see vegetable kebabs being made. Kebabs can also have meat, fish or cheese added.

Curry in a Hurry

In this demonstration, you will see two quick and easy curries being made. Curries are made from a variety of different ingredients, including meat, fish and vegetables. All use a blend of spices.