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Food Technology

In September 2014, cooking and food education became compulsory in the National Curriculum for pupils by the end of Key Stage 3. The new curriculum lays out the importance of 'instilling a love of cooking' in pupils from an early age.

That is why as a school we have invited Apple of my Eye to teach the children about Food and Nutrition.


Apple of my Eye is a food education service offering high impact and quality provision teaching and learning on food nutrition from Early Years through to Key Stage 2.


As part of the curriculum, pupils should be taught to:


Key Stage 1:

  • Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • Understand where food comes from


Key Stage 2:

  • 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.


Children from Reception through to Year 6 will be taught the above curriculum links by Apple of my Eye over the course of the academic year. All classroom sessions are carefully engineered to be inclusive and achieve learning objectives that will carry them through to their adult years.



Apple of my Eye - Food Technology lessons YR4 & 6

(February 2018)

Year 4 and Year 6 have had the privilege of cookery lessons with the wonderful teachers from Apple of my Eye.  They have learnt all about food from all over the world, and different cooking techniques, as well as making a range of dishes including rainbow wraps, and raspberry cranachan.  Last week, year 6 even made their own Thai green curry!

Alex in 6L said, “Cooking has been a great experience so far and I have really enjoyed the food and the lessons.” 

Arafat in 6O said, “I really enjoyed cooking because I learned about new foods and safer knife skills.”

After School Clubs start back this week: Tuesday - Y5/6 Cross Country, Wednesday - Gymnastics, Thursday - Dance.