KS2 Food Technology

Food Technology is an inspiring, creative and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils research and take part in practical lessons demonstrating their knowledge of nutrition, food traditions and kitchen safety.

Pupils will develop their subject knowledge, use of basic equipment and basic practical skills and the origin and simple functions of ingredients, and healthy eating and The Eatwell Guide, food choice through the evaluation of past and present Food Technology.

They develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality food technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


The national curriculum for Food Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday life -skills confidently
  • To participate successfully in understanding the skills in order to design and evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
  • To understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook
  • To understand knowledge and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making in a range of contexts, such as the home, school and culture and becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

Food Technology