Radstock Primary School

Soaring for Success

Radstock Lane, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 5UZ

0118 9869050


Design and Technology - Cooking

As part of their work with food, pupils are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. We aim to instil a love of cooking in our pupils that we hope will open a door to an important form of creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably, now and in later life.

Pupils are taught to:

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.


At Radstock, we have a dedicated member of staff to teach cooking who is ably supported by a skilled and dedicated support assistant.  In July 2014, we converted part of our small hall to accommodate more ovens and to ensure that we have a well-stocked resource base, which means that we have a safe area in which the children can learn the skills required and have fun.