KS2-Cooking and nutrition

This list supports learning about cooking and nutrition with 7–11 year-olds. There are lots of ideas for developing skills used in D&T through focussed practical tasks, so children are able to apply these techniques to the designs that they make. The resources provide opportunities to explore different types of food and drink looking at the ingredients they are made from and the preparation and cooking processes involved.  There are authentic contexts for children to design, make and evaluate their creations and made any changes  to improve them and make them suitable for the occasion and people that they have  been designed for.  The activities support the NC objectives including:

  • understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed