Welcome to our Cooking & Nutrition curriculum page.
Welcome to Astley Park School's Cooking and Nutrition curriculum page.
Cooking and Nutrition is a valued subject and is taught throughout the whole school to ensure the children learn and understand essential life skills. The aims of the subject within each key stage are:
Key stage 1
To use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes and to understand where food comes from.
Key stage 2
To understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet.
To prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.
To understand seasonality and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.
Key stage 3
To understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health.
To cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they can feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet.
To become competent in a range of cooking techniques and to understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.
We are very lucky to have a Food Technology room which we can access on a weekly basis. As part of their work with food, children are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables the children to feed themselves and others now and in later life.