We are pleased to inform you that we are delighted to still be able to offer Food Technology practical lessons within school, but in order to do so as safely as possible we need to notify you of some changes to our practical lessons.
In order to minimise the use of equipment and to ensure social distancing students within the kitchen students can only cook in small groups, the maximum size of six cooking at once in a lesson.
Students in Year 7-9 have been split into two groups in their classes, one group will be cooking within their timetabled lesson in school and we would ask the other group to cook the planned dish at home, whenever this is convenient to you and your routines at home, including weekends. We will then rotate the group the following week and rotate this routine throughout the quadmester. Your child will be able to tell you which group they have been placed in.
In addition, we would also ask them to prepare all their ingredients at home, as part of their homework, for example, the measuring and slicing of all ingredients. Preparing in this way will help to minimise the use of equipment. All food must be brought into school in a sealed container and a labelled food container.
We do fully understand that it can be challenging sourcing some ingredients and you are always welcome to make changes to any of their recipes. We are aiming to bulk buy some of the most used ingredients and can top up their supply if needed.
If you do have any further questions or foresee any concerns with these new arrangements please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
And once again we would like to thank you for your continued support at home.
Assistant Head Teacher- Personal Development
Teacher of Art & Food Technology