Design and Technology
Design and Technology at Pomphlett intends to engage, inspire and challenge pupils. It equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own product designs, to find solutions to problems whilst also exploring food choices and nutrition.
Implementation- How do we do this?
Through our DT curriculum, children should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real purpose. Children evaluate products from the past and the present which enable them to develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
Design and Technology has been carefully incorporated into our units of work allowing children to review prior learning and design with purpose, creating functional and appealing products. This also enables children to develop skills and use of tools as well as experimenting with a range of materials.
Pomphlett Bake Off
The whole school took part in the Pomphlett Bake Off competition to raise money for the Plymouth and Cornwall Cancer Fund. Each year group chose what they wanted to bake, ranging from mince pies, chocolate truffles, cheesy puffs, Christmas pudding biscuits, flap jacks etc. These treats were judged by the school cook and later sold at the Christmas fayre. The children included the Bake Off sale in a young enterprise project where they made the product, designed the packaging and worked out profit and loss as well as advertising their product to their parents.
It was a close call but Year 6 won the competition due to their delicious homemade pastry. Congratulations!
Our aims for the club are to provide cooking experiences to Year 5 and 6 that they can use at home following a recipe. We want them to be safe so we will include knife skills, meat handling and heat/cooker safety. In addition we want the children to take the lead in choosing the dishes to cook in the hope that they will find enjoyment in cooking and in future, be able to adapt recipes.
We have been busy making bread, shortbread biscuits, curry and who knows what delights are to come. Check back later in the term to see