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We continue to use the Phunky Foods programme aiming to deliver a whole school approach to  healthy lifestyles and healthy eating habits. This involves engaging parents in fun activities with their children. Mrs Pike is our Healthy Eating Champion and runs a healthy cooking club each week. All the children have a chance to participate throughout the year. Parents are invited to come along and cook with their children and then use the recipes at home.

Please find out more through visiting   https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/parents/

In Term 1, children in Butterflies made Overnight Oats using fresh seasonal blackberries.IMG_0704


This term Dragonflies are cooking MINCE PIES

The mince pies are given to members of the community. Happy Christmas!


Weighing scales, mixing bowl, wooden spoon, sieve, shallow muffin/cupcake tin, rolling pin, cookie cutters, tablespoon, oven gloves.

Ingredients (makes 32 mince pies):

  • 560g plain flour
  • 240g butter, cut into cubes
  • 80g sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
  • 2 jars of mincemeat
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. In a bowl, sift the flour and salt together.
  2. Add the butter and rub into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar, grated zest and orange juice and mix together until the dough comes together. Knead the dough into a ball and cover with cling film. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. When you’re ready to roll the dough, set the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4 and grease a shallow muffin/cupcake tin.
  5. Roll out the dough to about 2mm thickness and with a round cookie cutter cut the bases out of the dough and gently press them into the tin.
  6. Place a tablespoon of mincemeat into each casing.
  7. Now cut out the tops of the mince pies and place on top of the filling.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the pastry has browned.
  9. Cool in the tin before removing and dust with icing sugar.


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