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.

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