At Fareham Academy, we believe in providing students with skills to support their developing independence. The Food Preparation and Nutrition subject is delivered through a series of practical lessons, where students receive demonstrations and have first-hand experience of using cooking equipment safely and learning correct preparation methods. The theory of nutrition and the
properties and function of ingredients are delivered alongside these practical elements while students are producing their dishes.
Students complete a range of mini modules which are each followed by the chance for students to apply and develop their skills and knowledge. The modules that students follow are:
Basic kitchen skills
Hobs and oven skills
Classic dishes, baking
World cuisine an
Students learn the safe use and correct techniques of using knives, oven, hob, and a range of kitchen equipment to prepare and cook a range of ingredients. Students understand the properties of ingredients, how to make a dough and a cake mixture. Furthermore, students know how to make, prepare and handle pastry dishes, work with raw eggs, and handle and cook raw meat safely. Weighing, measuring and estimating are core skills embedded throughout our food and nutrition program ensuring that students have the opportunity to apply these skills to real life situations.
Food Preparation and Nutrition is a course which teaches students the basics of food preparation skills and nutrition that is designed to be used throughout their life and spark an interest in cooking and healthy eating.
Preparing for Lessons
On the first lesson, students will decide on a partner to work with for the term. Both will decide who will be partner A and partner B, and depending on if it is week A or B, the appropriate person brings in the ingredients for that lesson. This person will be the chef, and the partner will be the sous-chef. The following week they will swap roles. Opportunities to change partners will be given at the start of a new term (Spring, Summer).
On this page you will find a year plan which provides an insight into what your child will be cooking over the year. We endeavour hygiene and cleanness in our class and encourage students to put the same skills into practise at home.
Also on this page are the ingredients needed per week (A or B) for the Autumn term. We have tried to keep costs to a minimum, while still providing quality and enjoyable dishes.
Our aim is to provide useful skills in preparing ingredients, cooking meals and cleaning and tidying the kitchen, while including knowledge of hygiene, safety, healthy eating and alternative ways of cooking. We aim for our students to become independent in every aspect of the kitchen.