The key learning objectives are:

  • when planning to cook, the time of day, person and occasion need to be considered;
  • there is a variety of ingredients that can be used for cooking;
  • there are lots of different pieces of equipment used in cooking, some of which have special jobs;
  • it is important to store, prepare and cook food safely and hygienically;
  • there are a number of basic food skills which enable a variety of dishes to be made.

This section builds on the learning from the 3-5 years area. For further rigour and challenge, go to the 7-11 years area.

The resources in this section meet the Guidelines for producers and users of school education resources about food.

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