D&T – Cooking and Nutrition
It has been so good to see so many children in the kitchen cooking! I thought it might be useful to share the cooking & nutrition learning objectives that we teach the children in each year group so that you can practise the different skills at home.
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.
Begin to understand that all food comes from plants or animals. They begin to develop children’s peeling and chopping skills.
Know that food has to be farmed, grown elsewhere (e.g. home) or caught. They 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.