Cookery and Nutrition at Dovedale

On this page we would like to inform everybody about how we ensure our children gain vital knowledge about how to get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food, as well as application of the vital life-skill of cooking, centered around the principles of good nutrition. It is of paramount importance to us that our children are immersed in opportunities to develop a love of cooking through experience and their own creativity as part of a healthy lifestyle, which is why we are excited to share with you information about how we provide a cookery curriculum that allows children to learn about the main principles of a healthy and varied diet, techniques for cooking and where food comes from before it gets to us. All whilst having fun and being creative!

On this page you will find lots of imformation about the engaging cookery curriculum we provide for pupils here at Dovedale, games and interactive resources you can play at home, The British Nutrition Foundation Healthy week, competitions here at Dovedale, and lots more!

Eating a balanced and healthy diet

We teach our children that how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group.  Click on the Food Guide to have a look at the NHS' interactive resource for discovering how to achieve this balance and expores the wide range of nutrient our bodies need.  Can you create your own meal using a variety of different foods from the 5 groups? 

Click on the Picture below to find more information about the Eatwell Guide:

Interactive learning games!

There are some fun games below that you can play at home including a 'Farm to Fork' challenge about where food comes from, as well as a game deciding whether a particular food is sourced from a plant or animal.  

                   

Tesco 'Farm to Fork' trail for Key Stages 1 and 2 

We are very lucky that our local community are so involved in making sure our children learn about living healthier and making good choices about what food we eat.  Tesco Allerton Road are providing each class in Dovedale the exciting opportunity to visit their store and learn all about where food is sourced from and how to choose healthy foods, as well as what nutritional value they provide us with.  

A video about what the 'Eat Happy Project' can do for our School can be found at the bottom of this page. 

We will update you with pictures following our visits!

 

Junior Chef!

Each Year Key Stage One enjoy learning about where different foods are sourced from, how they can be nutritionally beneficial to us and how to prepare and make some healthy dishes.  

Please take a look at our pictures below:

                    

Competition Time!

We are inviting all pupils and parents at Dovedale to enter their favourite tasty, healthy recipe into our competition to have their wonderful recipe uploaded onto our website and shared in our recipe gallery!  Also, we'd love any photos of you making the nutritious dish to be added to our website - let's all get involved!  Your recipe could be selected to be included in our 'What's Cooking?' after school club starting in January, where parents can come along to help their child prepare, make (and eat!) their delicious dish!

The winner will win a £20 Tesco voucher to spend with their family! 

All you need to do is hand in your recipe to the school office; all entries will be uploaded onto our website!  You have until the last day of Autumn term to hand in your recipe (however, any handed in during Spring or Summer term will be included on our website).  Your dish can be sweet or savoury - we can't wait to have them!

 

Thank you to all our wonderful parents and children who have submitted recipes to school so far; there are such a variety of delicious meals and snacks to be made from your lovely ideas!  All of the recipes are shown at the bottom of this page.  Thank you again!

 

Extra Curriculuar Opportunities

What's Cooking?

As Dovedale are keen to involve parents in their child's learning, we are offering an after school club for Key Stages 1 and 2 starting in January which we would love for parents to come along to as well!  We will be choosing some recipes that parents and pupils have submitted in our competition to make during these sessions laugh

Key Stage 1

For 5 weeks every Thursday starting 11th January 2018. 

Key Stage 2

For 5 weeks every Thursday starting 22nd February. 

 

Thank you for visiting our page!  

 

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Contact the School

Dovedale Primary School

Herondale Road
Liverpool
Merseyside
L18 1JX

Main Contact: Mrs Ann Ellinson - School Business Manager

Tel: 0151 7334232
Fax: 0151 7350941
admin@dovedaleprimary.co.uk OR head@dovedaleprimary.co.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs Issy Edain

SEN Email: 'i.edain@dovedaleprimary.co.uk