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Functional learning

There are loads of practical Maths, English, PSHE and Scientific activities to  be completed at home-


When exercising, cooking, playing hide and seek, looking at books - doing everything basically !!! You could use the  key vocabulary and symbols for your child- numbers, colours, shapes, positional language - in, out, on, under, days of the week, times of the day (morning/night) weather, etc. to encourage learning practically.

Cooking as a teaching tool


In school we try to teach functional cooking skills alongside practical Maths, Science, communication and English as much as we are able to. Cooking at home could help in a number of ways -


  • Independence
  • Use of Equipment
  • Time to try new things
  • Having fun and enjoying food - sensory elements, food art, preparing, enjoying and sharing special food together for  special occasions
  • Learning how to be healthy
  • Maths and Science concepts explored and embedded
  • Communication - Learning and embedding key vocabulary
  • Learning how to be safe and hygienic
  • Tidying skills and routines learnt

Please look at the following document to see how you can teach a number of important concepts through cooking with your child

Learning through play