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in the curriculum
Primary 5-7 & 7-11

Children begin their formal food education in primary schools. Food is a statutory part of the Key Stage 1 (5-7 years) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 years) curriculum in England, both within Design & Technology (D&T) and Science. In primary schools, food might also be the subject of topic work or provide a focus for literacy, numeracy or PSHE. Food presents excellent opportunities for work across the curriculum,above and beyond learning about food itself, as well as for teaching and learning through 'hands on' activities. The majority of children's practical experience with food in school is likely to take place within the D&T curriculum area, which focuses on learning 'about' materials, processes and products, as well as learning 'through' hands on experience with them.

For further information - National Curriculum:
Primary schemes of work
Primary case studies Respect for All (eat more fruit and vegetables)
Pupils with Learning Difficulties
Gifted and Talented



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