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“As soon as I was old enough to peer over the worktop, I remember being fascinated by what went on in the kitchen.  It just seemed like such a cool place, everyone working together to make this lovely stuff and having a laugh doing it!”

Jamie Oliver – Chef 

 

In Food Technology, students have the opportunity to develop skills for life as well as learning about the process of planning, devising and creating healthy meals to share with others.  Practical lessons build upon skills and techniques to develop nutritious and high quality dishes to appeal to a range of different consumers.

Food Technology at Ivanhoe is an creative and inspiring practical subject. Through a range of practical tasks, students learn the skills to create healthy, nutritious food, plan and create their own food products and menus, and evaluate and adapt a range of dishes. 

Students enjoy Food Technology and feel proud of their progress and the products they make. Innovation, creativity and achievement are recognised in the ‘Star Baker’ and the annual Rotary Young Chef Competition.

 

Year 7 Topics 

In year 7 students study the importance of food hygiene/safety and a healthy diet. Students prepare a range of dishes which develop their practical skills and enhance their understanding of ingredients and techniques. They design their own product by adapting a simple recipe and are encouraged to use various equipment and techniques independently. 


Year 8 Topics 

In year 8 students carry out research into staple foods such as bread and pasta, as well as investigating the cuisine of other countries. They broaden their understanding of ingredients by cooking and serving a range of dishes influenced by food from around the World.  Students will design a savoury main course dish which includes a staple food.

 

Year 9 Topics 

In year 9 students study the working properties of ingredients and a range of food preparation/cooking techniques. They investigate the role nutrients play in the diet and ways to make recipes healthier. Following the design process students design a healthy balanced meal. 

 

How does Food Technology embed cross curriculum literacy skills?

The ability to read and follow instructions carefully is important when carrying out practical tasks.  Students are encouraged to learn and use key words within their work to demonstrate the extent of their understanding. Evaluation is an important skill in the development and improvement of food products, students are therefore asked to critically discuss their outcomes and obtain the opinions from others. 

How does Food Technology embed cross curriculum numeracy skills?

Students will learn to accurately measure and weigh ingredients for a recipe, as well as considering costings.  They will need to be able to recognise proportions and percentages to ensure balance is kept within individual products and for a healthy diet.  

How does Food Technology link to SMSC and PLTS?

Students will work in teams to tight timescales where teamwork, self-management and communication skills are paramount for a successful outcome.  Their studies into foods of the World will embed an understanding of other cultures, familiarise them with different foods and dietary restrictions. 

How does Food Technology make use of Curriculum Enrichment Days? 

Students are able to use the additional time on Enrichment Days to create more challenging dishes, drawing on a wider range of practical techniques. 

 

 

 

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