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Homesteading cooking Wed 2nd October

This week the second group have carried on and made more vegetable soup using again, potatoes, carrots, turnips, swedes and onions. We had a conversation about which vegetables the children had never had and how they felt about eventually  eating the soup. Some children had not experienced turnips or swedes before and were not overly […]


Homestead cooking Wed 25th September

We started off the Autumn term with a favourite recipe , winter vegetable soup. Using potatoes, onions,carrots, swedes and turnips, the children peeled and carefully chopped everything up then added it to the saucepan to cook where the vegetable stock would be added. Once cooked the mixture was placed into the blender where it was […]


Year 5 cooking Friday 1st March

This week Heigham class made cheese scones. Using plain flour and baking powder the children rubbed butter  using their fingertips. They then added cheese (already grated) and kneaded the mixture into a soft dough shaped and then were then cut out using cutters and sprinkled with cheese and cooked to perfection! A delicious addition to […]


Year 5 ’empty classroom day’ part 2- cookery

After outdoor maths, we all went to the cookery room.  Here we worked together to make fruit scones and cheese scones. We had to measure the ingredients carefully (although those of us making cheese scones decided we wanted them extra cheesy and used five times the amount of cheese stipulated in the recipe!) and follow […]


Year 5 cooking Friday 1st February

Carrying on with the Year 5 song Magdalen Street we made vegetable curry this week.  Along with potatoes, cauliflower and peas the children added lots of spices. They used cumin, curry powder, black pepper and garam masala along with onions and fresh garlic to give the curry lots of taste. Lots of lovely aromas filled […]


Year 5 cooking Friday 25th January

This term Year 5 are working on the song entitled Magdalen Street for their Working as Historians real project so , we are using inspiration from the song to come up with recipes for the children to cook. Last week the children made spicy rice and mango smoothie. This week we have decided to make […]


Year 5 cooking Friday 11th January

For the start of year 5 cooking we made tuna pasta bake and tomato pasta bake . Along with cooked pasta the children made a white sauce from scratch using butter, flour and milk and adding cheese to give it a a creamy cheesy taste. These were all mixed together along with chopped spring onions […]


Year 4 Cooking Friday 14th December

For the last cook of the year we decided to make salt dough Christmas tree decorations. These were made using plain flour, salt, water and added cinnamon for that extra christmasy aroma. Stars, baubles and christmas trees were made and then cooked in the microwave, so much quicker than using the oven for hours and […]


Year 4 cooking Friday 7th December

This week we made spicy sweet biscuits. Adding cinnamon, the children mixed together plain flour, brown sugar, eggs and golden syrup to make a dough. The children kneaded the dough and rolled it out before using cutters to make the biscuits. A lovely smell of cinnamon filled the room and the children were looking forward […]


Year 4 cooking Friday 16th November

This week we made tuna pasta bake and tomato pasta bake. The children made a white sauce using flour and milk and butter. They then added that to pasta, peas and either tuna or tinned tomatoes. The whole mixture was put into a dish and topped with grated cheese and placed in the oven.Not long […]