Starters and Plenaries for KS3 Cooking and Nutrition

High quality

A Barrett, Food Teacher & Customer

Get off ‘Gas mark 1’ and ensure your lessons aren’t half-baked with these ‘bite-sized’ activities for KS3 Cooking and Nutrition.

Activities include…
  • Meal designer
  • Around the world in 26 letters
  • The secrets of a food factory
  • Handy hygiene
  • Hot potato
  • Tasty anagrams

35 flexible and inspiring activities are designed to conveniently fit any KS3 lesson objective.

  • Perfect mixture of activities motivates and enthuses all learning styles
  • Ideal blend of individual, paired, small-group and whole-class activities develops independent and cooperative learning methods
  • Draws upon a variety of topic areas: Diet and Nutrition, Food Provenance, Food Choice and Cooking and Preparation – supporting transition to further study in Cooking and Nutrition.

I find that with pre-made resources you are often trying to make it 'fit', but I feel that I would not have to do such with these resources due to the nature of the activities.

G Crawford, Teacher of Food & Peer Reviewer
Effortless Delivery! Write-on in-class activities, complete with clear teacher's notes and answers, to kick-start or consolidate learning.

What do teachers say about this resource? (8882)

A high quality resource with an extensive range of different activities.The resource can be used flexibly as activities can be interchanged and used as either starters or plenaries, or some could be used as homework. Supply teachers could also use this resource as all the answers are provided and the activities would engage the learners. I particularly like the fact that the variety of activities will engage learners with differing learning styles. Activities are current and students will be able to relate to them.

A Barrett, Food Teacher & Customer

I found the resource to be highly beneficial. The activities created were wide ranging in terms of independent, group and pair work. The activities were challenging and met a wide range of topic points. The activities were a suitable time for a starter and plenary. It used some methods that I have not seen/thought to incorporate into food lesson before, such as the diamondbacks activity. As most of the resources were only 1 page, this was useful. It is useful for students to have written activities that they can use for revision notes, rather than a discussion task, which is often the case for plenaries. Key topics on the specification are covered, and key terms that are focused by the exam board are used. It also has challenge aspects, which is supported by the textbook. It meets well with the content that is included within the textbook and it allows you to easily match the activity to a lesson. I find that with pre-made resources you are often trying to make it 'fit' but I feel that I would not have to do such with these resources due to the nature of the activities. It will be a timesaver, as it often takes a lot of time to plan a 10 minute starter.

G Crawford, Teacher of Food & Peer Reviewer