Food and wellbeing: Years 3 and 4

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In Years 3 and 4, students develop a sense of self and ownership of their ideas and thinking about their peers and communities and as consumers. They become aware of the role of those working in design and technologies occupations and how they think about the way a product might change in the future.

Through learning about food and wellbeing, students may explore their creative, innovative and imaginative ideas and create food products and services. They do this through planning and awareness of the characteristics and properties of materials and the use of tools and equipment. Students learn to reflect on their actions to refine their working and develop their decision-making skills.

By the end of Year 4, students will have had the opportunity to create designed solutions at least once in Design and Technologies for the food and fibre production and food specialisations technologies context. Students identify safety issues and learn to follow simple safety rules when producing designed solutions, such as when using food technologies to prepare food. They will have considered relevant healthy food choices.

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