Party time

A primary food project for pupils aged 6-7 years.

Party time primary food project

This food project has been developed to enable pupils to start to apply their understanding about healthy eating (in accordance with the Eatwell Guide), as well as to explore where their food comes from, how to plan a dish with consideration for the needs of others and prepare a dish safely and hygienically. This learning will be delivered within the context of making a dish for a party.


• Pupils will develop knowledge about healthy eating and where food comes from.
• Pupils will be aware that others may have different dietary needs so dishes may need to be modified.
• Pupils will learn how to get ready to cook and prepare ingredients safely and hygienically.
• Pupils will plan, make and evaluation their party dish.


5 - 7 YR
Primary food project - Party time

Party time programme of work and lesson plans.

Ingredient check letter

A template letter to send home about pupils handling and/or eating different ingredients.

5 - 7 YR
Party food pictures

A collection of pictures of different party foods and questions for pupils about what they can see.

Cheese straws

A recipe video from license to cook.


A video about creating dips.

Simple sandwiches

A video looking at creating sandwiches.

Let's get ready to cook!

A poster about getting ready to cook.

Setting up a cooking session

A guide to support setting up a cooking session.

Demonstration guide

A guide about cooking demonstrations in the primary classroom.

Sensory vocabulary cards

A set of descriptive word cards for sensory evaluation.

The Eatwell Guide

A guide about The Eatwell Guide.

5 - 7 YR
The Eatwell Guide presentation

A presentation introducing the Eatwell Guide.

Food photo cards

A set of food photo cards.

Five food group cards

A set of cards showing the five main food groups from the Eatwell Guide.

5 - 7 YR
The Eatwell Guide worksheet

A blank Eatwell Guide worksheet to complete.

5 - 7 YR
Food selection

A worksheet showing different food and drinks from the Eatwell Guide.

Tasting guide

A guide to support running a food tasting session.

5 - 7 YR
Tasting ingredients

A worksheet to record tasting different ingredients.

5 - 7 YR
Planning sheet (Party time)

A planning sheet, where pupils can plan what dish to make for a party.

Take the Eatwell Challenge

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