Mellor Community Primary School

Checketts Road.Leicester. LE4 5EQ.
Telephone: 0116-2946098 or 0116-2946099. Email:

Cooking and Nutrition

Cooking at Mellor

Cooking and Nutrition at Mellor is taught as part of the Design and Technology curriculum, in line with the National Curriculum and the Food for Life programme.

As part of their work with food, pupils are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

Pupils are taught:

Key Stage 1

  • use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • understand where food comes from

Key stage 2

  • understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

See Cooking Timetable to find out what each year group is cooking each term.

Our school growing garden is linked to our Cooking and Nutrition curriculum. See Growing Guide to find out how they are linked.

Cooking and Nutrition Cooking Timetable Growing Guide
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