Lesson 2: Taste testing combinations

Having tested taste combinations of foods, children design a wrap of balanced ingredients.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To taste test food combinations

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Will need some help and prompting to choose new combinations out of the options provided.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should ensure that their food combinations include elements from each of the food groups. Could use the alternative Activity: Taste combinations with adjectives and describe their combinations using one or more adjectives.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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