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Our new cake making and decorating workshops for the Foundation stage and Early Years, KS1 and KS2!  Our cake making and decorating workshops are a hit with all children aged 3 – 11!

Fabulocity Cakes in Schools workshops are available to all primary and secondary schools, teaching baking, piping and cake decorating skills and techniques.

We run two types of workshops for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  We can also tailor workshops for the specific needs of a school/educational establishment to tie in with particular topics or curriculum areas.

 Set within learning about the wider context of healthy eating and diet, we believe that it is important children learn that cakes and sweet foods are acceptable to eat occasionally as treats; by learning about the range of ingredients that go into making cakes we can promote healthy eating, a balanced diet, an awareness of what is being eaten, cooking skills/techniques, the benefits of cooking from raw ingredients and that cooking is fun!

Theoretical Overview

Many people are now growing up without the knowledge about food they can pass onto subsequent generations particularly because cooking is no longer compulsory in schools and more families rely on pre-prepared and fast food to feed their families.  Leading food experts have warned that the huge amount spent on treating diet-related diseases could increase as a result of primary school age children having not learned enough about food and cooking.

In a recent survey 70% of primary school teachers agreed that cooking and food education should be introduced as a compulsory part of the curriculum, with 88% also believing that poor nutrition contributed to children's negative behaviour.  'Averting a Recipe for Disaster' Ella's Kitchen

The government has therefore proposed in its draft National Curriculum that cookery becomes a compulsory part of education for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

Under government proposals, children aged 5 – 7 years will need to learn the basic principles of balanced eating and where food comes from, as well as being encouraged to develop an interest in cooking.  From the ages of 7 – 11 years, pupils should be educated about balanced diet and how ingredients can be combined to prepare healthy meals, learning basic cooking techniques.  And this initiative continues into secondary schools, where pupils aged 11 to 14 will learn how to cook a wide range of meals.

A Department for Education spokesperson said, "It's important that children develop an interest and understanding of good food.  By bringing this into the curriculum, we want to encourage children to develop a love of food and cooking that will stay with them as they grow up."
 

Workshop details

KS1

The workshop includes an introduction and a short demonstration of how to design and decorate cupcakes, and a brief examination of the tools and equipment used by professional cake makers.  We discuss with the children the ingredients used in cakes from a healthy eating perspective, highlighting that cakes and sweets should be eaten only as part of a healthy diet.  Cake related movement songs are taught to the children to encourage the Fabulocity fun!  Additionally the children will have a worksheet to complete, showing their design for a cupcake, together with sequencing instructions/annotated drawings (differentiated).

Fabulocity Cakes brings 3 pre-baked cupcakes per child into the classroom.  Resources including decorations, icing and the equipment necessary to decorate the cakes will be provided for the children to work in pairs, together with design, instruction and sequencing sheets.  Once the cakes are completed, we provide packaging for the cakes so that they can be taken home.  Fabulocity Cakes clears up and leaves the workshop area clean and tidy.

The children learn about design and decorating skills.  Workshop themes can be linked to particular topic or curriculum areas/themes and are a rich source for cross-curricular activities and follow up.  These activities teach children fine motor coordination, hand-eye coordination, how to follow instructions, develop and extend creativity and design skills, introduce vocabulary and develop speaking and listening skills.  Additionally, the workshops are inclusive, underpinned by collaborative and cooperative working styles.

KS2

The workshop includes an introduction and a short demonstration of how to design and decorate cupcakes, and a brief examination of the tools and equipment used by professional cake makers.  We discuss with the children the ingredients used in cakes from a healthy eating perspective, highlighting that cakes and sweets should be eaten only as part of a healthy diet.  Cake related movement songs are taught to the children to encourage the Fabulocity fun!  Additionally the children will have a worksheet to complete, showing their design for a cupcake, together with sequencing instructions/annotated drawings (differentiated).

The children make their own cupcakes if there is allocated space, if there is no space to bake the cakes then they will be pre-cooked and provided. The children will be able to use a range of more complex piping techniques using nozzles to make patterns, Fondant and fondant cutters.

Resources including decorations, icing and the equipment necessary to decorate the cakes will be provided for the children to work in pairs, together with design, instruction and sequencing sheets.  Once the cakes are completed, we provide packaging for the cakes so that they can be taken home.  Fabulocity Cakes clears up and leaves the workshop area clean and tidy.

The children learn about design and decorating skills.  Workshop themes can be linked to particular topic or curriculum areas/themes and are a rich source for cross-curricular activities and follow up.  These activities teach children fine motor coordination, hand-eye coordination, how to follow instructions, develop and extend creativity and design skills, introduce vocabulary and develop speaking and listening skills.  Additionally, the workshops are inclusive, underpinned by collaborative and cooperative working styles.

Differentiation

Differentiated workshop resources are available to cater for particular needs and abilities within a group.  Please let us know if you have children with special needs when making your booking.

Cross curricular links

Literacy skills

Reading detailed sequenced texts

Following instructions

Sequencing instructions

Writing own instructions

Speaking and listening skills

Numeracy skills

Calculating and measuring quantities of ingredients, ratio of amounts of quantities used

Art, Design & Technology

Designing cupcakes

The making and decorating of the cupcakes

Music

Children sing cake related movement songs

Geography

Children learn what local produce means and how many of their cake ingredients are transported from the farm to the table.

History

Learning the history of cake making for key stage 2 and 3

PSHE

Looking at health and teaching cakes are treats and should be eaten as a part of a healthy diet.

Sessions

One session comprises a school’s morning or afternoon and is intended to be delivered to a group of 30 children.

If required, whole day sessions can be provided for more than one class or to cover a complete key stage.  Smaller groups can be catered for on enquiry.

Longer projects involving 3D design, making and assessing the work produced focussed around a specific topic can also be tailored to your school’s particular requirements.

Resources

All resources are included in the price

Ages:

Early Years Age 3-5, KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11, KS3 Age 11-13, KS4 Age 14-16, KS5 Age 16-18

Locations:

Essex, Greater London, Kent, Surrey

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