Cooking

This section provides activity ideas and resources to introduce planning to cook, ingredients, equipment, hygiene and safety, and cooking.

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.

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