Design and Technology Week
D&T week started off with an interactive assembly which explored the question 'What is D&T?'
Classes were then set a challenge to get as creative as possible whilst focussing on textiles and food/nutrition strands of the curriculum. Each class went away to discuss, design, plan their learning beforehand and evaluated it afterwards. Classes then shared their learning and experiences with another class and even got to share some tasty treats too!
What is D&T? (pre assessment activity in assembly)
Design and Technology at St. John's
Nursery have explored harvest vegetables and helped to prepare them to cook up a hearty soup!
We’ve also enjoyed a little sweet treat when we created cookie dough. We thought about the tools we needed for the job like scales to weigh, spoons to mix and cutters to make the shapes.
We also learned that our hands can rub the mixture into breadcrumbs before kneading it into a dough!
Nursery made vegetable soup for Harvest
Nursery made woodland cookies using cutters
We started the week with a walk in Outwood Nature Reserve, looking for signs of Autum. What did you see? What did you notice about the trees and leaves?
Autumn leaf collages: we are learning to use tools safely and for a purpose ✂️
We made owl biscuits too, we learnt lots of new words whilst exploring the tools, ingredients and skills needed to bake biscuits. We followed the recipe and weighed, poured, mixed, stirred, rolled, pressed, cut and cooked
We needed something to carry our owl biscuits home in, so we made an autumn biscuit bag and used the stapler to attach and join a handle 🍪 💡 💼
We made soup using Autumn vegetables, we peeled, chopped and cut our own vegetables by learning g to use them safely with an adult. We added some vegetable stocking waited for it to cook before having a little taste.
In Year 1 we learnt about where food comes from and how to safely prepare foods for people to eat. We also had fun designing, adapting and creating sliding pictures of our Power of Reading text ‘Beegu’ so that an audience can see the main theme of the story. We had lots of fun making chocolate crispie cakes and learning about how chocolate grows on trees before being shipped to the UK and made into the chocolate bars we all know and love!
D and T week in Year 2 has been super busy! We started by researching fruit which grows in Africa to tie in with our topic. We then used appropriate tools to cut, peel, chop, slice and dice our fruit to make a fruit salad. We talked about ‘5 a day’ and a healthy diet. We even talked about food air miles and debated whether it was good to get our fruit from Africa. We wrote our recipe up and painted a picture of our fruit🥝🍌🍏🍐🍊🍍🥭
We also talked about ‘treats’ and how often we should have them. We decided to make our own biscuits. Of course they had to be giraffe shaped in honour of Zeraffa!🦒
We read and followed the recipe carefully and talked about verbs such as roll, mix, beat, cut and weigh.
We enjoyed eating our tasty treat and made extras to share with Year 5 later in the week. 😃
Next we started our work with textiles and with Mrs Knight we designed a felt purse. We decided on a design and we even sewed on our own button! When our product was finished, we evaluated our work by discussing what went well and how we could improve it. The children are extremely proud of their work which is displayed on the school corridor.
Finally we shared our work with Year 5 🙂🙂
Making Viking Fish Dishes
Year 4 and Year 6 worked together to taste a variety of different foods linked with Greece and the Mediterranean. These included sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, artichokes and feta cheese, among others. We worked in teams to make Greek quiche and Greek salad, including a red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing, which was absolutely delicious!
Making Greek Quiche with Year 6
Designing and making textile Medusa masks
Year 5 explored the different foods that are produced in the season of Autumn and decided that they would produce a savoury dish using Pumpkins. Children then used a wide range of kitchen utensils and ingredients to help them prepare Pumpkin soup.
Year 5 baking their own wholemeal bread!
Year 5 linked their Pumpkin Soup with bread and decided that they would like to bake their own. Using the EatWell nutrition wheel, they chose to create wholemeal bread. Year 5 then prepared their bread dough which including mixing, kneading and proving. Once this was done, the class then baked their dough and enjoyed slices of bread alongside their Pumpkin soup.
Looking at the National EatWell Wheel and planning our own meals.
Year 5 investigated the government's EatWell Nutrition Wheel, exploring the different sections and required portions that they need to have to ensure a well-balanced diet. Year 5 then applied this knowledge and separated traditional meals into these sections, they took this one step further and discussed if their own favourite foods helped to produce a well balanced diet.
Year 6 and Year 4 worked together to taste a variety of different foods linked with Greece and the Mediterranean. These included sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, artichokes and feta cheese, among others. We worked in teams to make Greek quiche and Greek salad, including a red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing, which was absolutely delicious!
Making Greek Quiche with Year 4
We ended the week by sharing our work and learning to another class. We each then created a class Menti that showcased the new skills, vocabulary and language that we had learnt and experienced throughout the week.
Class Menti new learning 18.10.19