Cake is just one of the things we can make when cooking.


This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Design and Technology for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically it looks at planning, preparing and cooking simple meals. It is one of 10 quizzes to help you with designing and making useful things, and finding out about how things are made.

Cooking is fun. It is also useful. You might be asked to make sandwiches, make a salad, make meals, or bake a cake. This quiz looks at some of the skills you need to do well in cooking. Like in other jobs, planning and preparing are important when cooking. You need to be very well organised. How well prepared are you to answer these ten quiz questions?

  1. Harry’s Dad is going shopping. He needs to know what food to buy for the week ahead, so he plans all the meals for the family. What sort of meals should he plan?
    It can be hard thinking of a different meal every day. Can you plan the meals for your family for just one day?
  2. Ella’s teacher asks her to design a sandwich. Ella decides to use ham, tomato, lettuce and mushrooms. What else will Ella need for her sandwich?
    Have you ever made a sandwich? What did you put in your sandwich?
  3. Jack’s class are designing a healthy lunch. The teacher says they need to include a fruit. Which one of these is a fruit?
    All four are good for you, but only the pear is a fruit. The other three are vegetables
  4. Harriet is helping her mum bake a cake. They have a list of ingredients and instructions. This is called the ______.
    Do you like following recipes?
  5. The recipe says to beat an egg. What will Harriet and her mum use to do this?
    The whisk mixes the egg really well
  6. Harriet and her mum are making a cake. They put all the ingredients into:
    They can mix the cake by hand or with a food mixer
  7. Harriet and her mum put the mixture into a round baking tin. Then Harriet’s Mum puts it into the oven to ____.
    Ovens can be very hot, so you need to be careful
  8. Tom and his dad are making bread at home. First they mix flour, water and yeast to make a _____.
    Have you ever helped to make bread?
  9. Tom and his dad bake the bread in an oven. The oven has to be at just the right __________.
    If the oven is too hot, the bread will be burnt
  10. What must you do after you have finished cooking?
    Are you good at clearing up after yourself?

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