Design & Technology – Cooking and Nutrition

Subject Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups

The following is a guide to help you understand your child’s progression through school.

All lessons are differentiated. This means teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra stretch and challenge in this subject.

Design &Technology – Cooking and Nutrition – Primary Curriculum


Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition – Foundation stage:

EYFS Begin to develop a food vocabulary using taste, smell, texture and feel.  They start to think about the need for a variety of foods in a diet.


Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition – Year 1:

Begin to understand that all food comes from plants or animals. Begin to develop children’s peeling and chopping skills.

Peel

Chop

Mix


Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition – Year 2:

Know that food has to be farmed, grown elsewhere (e.g. home) or caught.

Understand how to name and sort foods into the five groups in ‘The Eat well plate.’

Begin to use techniques such as cutting, peeling and grating.


Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition – Year 3:

Begin to know that food is grown (such as tomatoes, wheat and potatoes), reared (such as pigs, chickens and cattle) and caught (such as fish) in the UK, Europe and the wider world.

Be able to use  a range of techniques such as peeling, chopping, slicing and grating.

Balanced Diet

Grate

Savoury


Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition – Year 4:

Understand that food is grown, reared and caught in the UK, Europe and the wider world.  Understand how to prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes safely and hygienically.  Further develop skills including mixing, kneading and baking.


Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition – Year 5:

Understand that seasons may affect the food available. Understand how  food is processed into ingredients that can be eaten or used in cooking. Gain confidence in the skills of peeling, chopping, slicing, grating, mixing, kneading and baking.

Ingredients

The Eatwell Plate

Carbohydrates


Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition – Year 6:

Using their knowledge and skills know how to prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes safely and hygienically.

Become increasingly skilled at peeling, chopping, slicing, grating, mixing, kneading and baking.


Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition – Mastery:

Children are able to make quality products, evidencing a range of independent cooking skills of a particularly high standard. Click below for further Food and Nutrition examples.

Masterchef 2016

Processed Food

Seasonality

Nutrients

Food Hygiene

This collection of short films and resources will help you understand your child’s progression through school.

The curriculum film resource has been broken down by subject area initially and then by topic area.

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