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Food Technology


Aims of the subject:

The food technology curriculum is designed to foster a love of cooking.

Early in Year Five children are introduced to the basics of health and safety in the kitchen and a range of cooking techniques.  These skills are developed during Year Six.

Throughout Years Seven and Eight children are expected to further develop these skills and learn new ones, such as developing an awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients, and adapting and using their own recipes. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

Students learn to prepare and cook a range of dishes that include a consideration for diet, health, food availability and life style. 

Assessment methods:

There are no formal tests or exams in FT but each child is required to continually assess and evaluate not only their own skills and techniques but also those of others in the group. There are evaluation activities incorporated into lessons.

Teaching techniques:

Food Technology is a very practical hands-on subject. Children work in small groups or pairs for most activities. Each lesson incorporates both theory as well as practical

Use of ICT within the subject: 

The children sometimes access online videos to help them understand a particular topic or technique. They also research recipes and ideas via the Internet.


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Spring Term Overview FT 08th Mar 2023 Download