Design and Technology
Research and experimentation of a range of materials and textiles allows children to explore ideas with the aim to design 'purposeful and functional products'. They are able to apply this technical knowledge through research and exploration of products and structures to develop their ideas, working collaboratively to explore, critique and develop their own and others creations. The children have time to continually evaluate their work, allowing time to amend projects and build on their knowledge and understanding of technical skills in a range of contexts. This also progresses to incorporate the use of computer aided design.
Aligned with our school ethos of healthy living, we teach the importance of a nutritional diet and healthy lifestyle. Cooking activities are embedded into topic based year group learning as well as whole school enrichment weeks for sports and culture where the children will explore food from around the world; and understand its origins and seasonality. We believe that understanding how to prepare and cook food, and the importance of hygiene as well as a balanced diet, is a crucial life skill.
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