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Week 1


Lesson 1 - Scotland is famous for its porridge


What are we learning to do?

  • use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

  • understand where food comes from.

  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

  • design, make and evaluate a tasty bowl of porridge. 


Key facts to share

  • Porridge, or oatmeal, is a dish that has existed in Scotland for over thousands of years.
  • Porridge is a food which is made with a cereal, usually oats.
  • In some countries barley or other grains may be used. (Can you remember when we drew grains like barley and oats when it was harvest? Grains start life as plants in a field)
  • It is usually eaten for breakfast.
  • The oats are boiled in water or milk, or both.
  • Porridge is cooked in saucepans or in a microwave.
  • Traditionally, it was cooked in large metal kettles over hot coals.
  • In Scotland it is usually served hot in a wooden bowl or dish.
  • In Scotland salt is often added. Some people add things to their porridge such as sugar or syrup or fruit.
  • It isn't difficult to understand why Porridge has become such a staple dish in Scotland. Not only is this dish warming and filling, it is a great source of energy and is extremely easy to make.
  • There are also some interesting porridge-related traditions in Scotland. e.g. Stirring the porridge with a wooden rod called a 'Spurtle' is a common tradition. 
  • Another, less well-known tradition, dictates that the dish should be eaten standing up. To stand while eating this dish is believed to show a sign of respect for it. It is highly likely, though, that this rule came from workers needing to eat their porridge on-the-go, as they made their way to work.


Make your own porridge (Using one of the recipes below)


Scottish Porridge Recipe


50g Porridge Oats

350ml Milk or Water (or a mixture of the two)

Greek Yogurt, thinned with a little milk and clear honey, to serve



Put the oats in a saucepan

Pour the milk or water and sprinkle in a pinch of salt.

Bring to the boil. 

Simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time. 

Remember to watch it carefully and check that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.

To serve, pour into a bowl and drizzle with honey or spoon yogurt on top.

Recipe for Pokemon porridge

Other recipes


Week 2


Lesson 1 - Ireland - Design and make a St. Patrick's Day Card


What are we learning to do?

- Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for myself and other users.

- Generate, develop, model and communicate my ideas through talking, drawing, templates and mock ups. 

- Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

- Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials according to their characteristics. 


Interesting Facts about Ireland - St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Facts for Kids

St Patricks Day Facts for Kids

  • Saint Patrick’s Day is a popular holiday celebrated on March 17th.
  • The holiday honours Saint Patrick, the man who brought Christianity to Ireland.
  • Legend has it that Saint Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland (but there never really were snakes)
  • Saint Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland yet people also celebrate it in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries.
  • Many people celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with the “wearing of the green.” That means that they wear green clothing or shamrock (three-leafed clovers).
  • Green and shamrocks are symbols of Ireland. 
  • Some people eat certain foods, including corned beef and cabbage on this special day.

Activity - Design and make a celebration card for St Patricks Day.


It must feature:

  • the colour green
  • the words "St Patrick's Day" (capitals for each word as it is the name of a special day/festival). 
  • 1 or more of the symbols associated with Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day Card

How to Make a Pop-Up Shamrock Card for St. Patrick's Day

Easy 3D Rainbow Pop Up Card

How to Make a Paper Shamrock/Clover

DIY Shamrock Card from Matthew Reinhart

St. Patrick Day Craft

How to Make - St Patrick's Day Spring Greeting Card

Handmade St.Patrick's Day Pop Up Card

Giant's Causeway Challenge - Can you create a pop-up card of Giant's Causeway?


Don't forget to send us a photo!

Challenge - Watch the clip to learn the method. Use it to complete the Giant's Causeway Challenge