At St Catherine`s, the Food Technology curriculum allows pupils to develop knowledge and skills that will help them to acquire life skills in cooking and understand their importance in establishing a healthy lifestyle.
Year 7- Food and Cooking Skills
The Eat Well Guide is covered as well as food groups such as cereals, dairy food, vegetarians and healthy breakfasts/snacks. Dishes made include fruit salad, stuffed peppers, spicy vegetable soup, fruit crumble, pizza,cinnamon buns, gingerbread men, American pancakes and Easter biscuits .
Year 8 – Diet and Health
This year we are developing pupils`knowledge of healthy eating, the importance of hydration and the nutrients, including protein, vitamins and minerals. We also explore multi-cultural dishes and aim to extend their practical skills by covering bread and cake making/decorating in depth. Dishes made include paella, Irish soda bread, mini bread rolls, Chelsea buns, Mini Christmas cakes, cheesecake, pancakes, meatballs with pasta and Easter cakes.
Year 9 – Food Preparation
Pupils are encouraged to focus on a range of finishing techniques for their outcomes, in order to achieve the highest standard possible. Dishes made include quiche, Dutch apple cake, spicy wraps and salsa, burritos, pasta bake, cottage pie, sweet and sour chicken, spring rolls, lemon sponge pudding and fruit tray bake.