Our DT coordinator is Mrs Wilson. Please click here to view our art and DT policy.


Cooking and nutrition

As part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. 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.

Pupils should be taught to:

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

  • use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • understand where food comes from
  • understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

This year we will be making the following foods in the cookery aspect of our DT:

Year 1 (Spring 2) - Fish Fingers with a lemon mayonnaise/ Animal shortbread biscuits

Year 2 (Autumn 1) - Banana sandwiches/Pasta salad

Year 3 (Spring 1) - Mini pizzas/Fruit and muesli breakfast pots

Year 4 (Summer 1) - Spaghetti with tomato sauce/Smoothies

Year 5 (Autumn 2) - Guacamole and salsa with tortilla chips/Chilli chocolate cookies

Year 6 (Summer 2) - Corn tortillas/Mayan hot cocoa and popcorn


We are also working with businesses in the community, such as Tesco and Pizza Express, to enhance our cookery knowledge and experiences. 


Why not try some of our recipes at home...