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Super learners!

Excellent learning from 7ABA in Food Technology this week, and last. Their practical work has been first rate, but what has impressed me even more is how they have been able to reflect on what they have done. They have looked carefully at the skills they have acquired and...

Cooking up a storm!

What an absolute delight this group is to work with in Food Technology. Wonderful sharing and some really lovely food-related conversations while they worked. They built on their cutting and slicing skills from last week’s fruit salad and added grill work to their repertoire. This is the first time...

Autobiography

As our learners work towards preparing their own autobiographies for presenting to camera as part of their GCSE coursework, we have been investigating the features of autobiographical writing such as perspective and tense. The text I chose to work on to help with these features may be very self-indulgent,...

Just like buses…

So it seems blog posts are like buses… you wait ages for one then several turn up at once! Taking our kitchen skill cues from Ratatouille, (with the accent of Gordon Ramsay) we were working on ‘the claw’ and ‘the bridge’ knife skills in preparation for our fruit salad next week. All learners...