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About Our Cookery Lessons

Mrs Keise and Mrs Lewis lead our cookery lessons here at St Mary's  - both have completed the Food Safety in Catering Course so they are fully trained in food hygiene and health and safety in addition to being highly qualified and experienced classroom TAs too.

Mrs Keise uses her Jamaican influence to bring some truly scrumptious, exotic flavours to her recipes. Mrs Lewis is just as creative with her delicious concotions inspired by traditional English recipes. The cookery lessons often reflect special topics being learnt in the classroom which enhances a child's experience and understanding of their learning. To give you an example, our young cooks have followed an Aztec inspired recipe in past cookery sessions and during the Wild West Year 6 topic they sampled a cowboy stew and biscuits.

The PTA make an annual grant to the school to pay for ingredients  - so we don't have to ask for a donation each time your child cooks. There is always an emphasis on healthy home cooking with fresh ingredients used for every lesson. The children are also taught how to use equipment safely before they start to cook and these safety rules are mentioned before every cooking session.

All children are expected to listen to instructions, read recipe methods slowly and carefully, handle all equipment safely and above all enjoy the experience of cooking their own food and then later proudly sharing and consuming it.

Together their creations fill the school corridors with delicious aromas and sometimes if there is enough left over after the children have taken their samples home, the staff are lucky enough to sample the food too.