Last week, our English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes focused on following a recipe and learning all of the vocabulary that comes with working in the kitchen. Students practised using many different words that are commonly used when talking about cooking. For some, this was one of their first times cooking and they truly enjoyed it. Following instructions and reading a recipe are great practical ways to get children using new vocabulary and interacting in a social way with other students who may not speak their home language. Our younger students made chocolate birds’ nests to welcome Spring, and our older students had a try at piping out butter cookies. To end the week we retold the events of the week, both orally and in writing, to practise the skills needed for recounting events including the past tense. Our pupils really enjoyed their time in the kitchen. We hope they will be able to utilise their new skills over the holidays to whip up some tasty treats.