At Parkfield, children learn how to create over 20 recipes and as part of this work with food, they are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. At Parkfield we want to instil a a love of cooking in pupils and hope to open the door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. We believe that learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.


Reception participate in a wide variety of experiences with food on a regular basis, exploring texture, taste and smell. The children enjoy taking part in food tasting and preparation with links to the time of year e.g. Chinese New Year or the topic, e.g. The Enormous Turnip or season.

Recipe 1: Soup

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Year 1

Recipe 1: Smoothies 

Recipe 2: Decorating Cakes with fruit*

Recipe 3: Which Fruits Would be Good in Your Salad?*

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Year 2

Recipe 1: Balanced Diet - Healthy Wrap

Recipe 2: How do you like your toast?*

Recipe 3: Delicious Dips and Dippers*

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Year 3

Recipe 1: Eating Seasonally - Japanese Skewers

Recipe 2: Eating Seasonally - Fruit Crumble

Recipe 3: Eating Seasonally - Savoury Tart

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Year 4

Recipe 1: Adapting a Recipe: Biscuits

Recipe 2: Adapting a Recipe: Pizza*

Recipe 3: Adapting a Recipe: Kebabs*

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Year 5

Recipe 1: What could be healthier? Bolognaise

Recipe 2: Bread*

Recipe 3: Vegetable Curry*

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Year 6

Recipe 1: Come Dine with Me - Three course meal (Pepper Starter, Salmon Main, Pineapple Dessert)

Recipe 2: Come Dine with Me - Three course meal (Children's Choice Starter, Children's Choice Main, Children's Choice Dessert)*

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