Category Archives: D&T

Clay Tiles

Year 6 have created their very own Maya tiles using clay. They designed their tiles using influences from other pieces of Maya art and then used the clay tools to create it! The children had so much fun doing them and they all turned out to be fantastic!

Wartime Cooking

Year 6 have had their DT day this week where they were able to make their wartime inspired vegetable turnovers. The children had a fantastic day and showcased some brilliant skills.
They had to measure out the ingredients for their pastry before getting their hands dirty and making it from scratch! They were chopping and peeling vegetables, boiling vegetables and draining them. They then seasoned their vegetables before putting their mixtures onto the pastry to create their desired shape.
They came out really well and the children loved tasting them!

DT Taste Testing

Year 6 kicked off their DT topic this week with some taste testing! The children had to taste some homemade vegetable pasties and then give their opinions. They also had to think about what ingredients were used and how it might have been cooked. The children really enjoyed themselves and loved their afternoon snack!

Baking a rationing recipe!

After a very long wait year 6 finally were able to create their rationing recipe – honey cakes! The children had previously planned for these cakes and considered the ingredients and equipment that would be needed.

The children had to work in small groups to measure, weigh and mix the ingredients together before kneading the mixture and creating small honey cakes. The children then waited for their cakes to bake and filled out their evaluation forms. Once they had finished, the children tasted their cakes and evaluated the flavour and texture. They then tasted modern day Madeira cake and compared it to the rationing recipe.

Our chocolate recipe

Year 6 have had a fantastic week studying Design and Technology. The topic was to invent and produce their own recipe using chocolate.

The children worked in groups. They studied several existing recipes containing chocolate, taste tested various cakes and biscuits, and came up with their own recipe. They also had to design a poster advertising their creation as well as a set of instructions explaining how to make their cake.

They had to present their invention to a board of year 6 children who judged the cakes on their taste and smell, texture and advertising of each product.

The children came up with some super tasty creations and had a lot of fun in the process. Take a look at the photos…

Congratulations to the winners: Phoebe, Paige and Zara!

And as always, a huge thank you to the kitchen staff, Mrs Johnson, Miss Johnson and Miss Hackett who all helped to make it a super day of learning for the children.

‘Chocolate Come Dine with Me’ – Day 4

This group were the competition winners!
This group were the competition winners!
This was the winning cake!
This was the winning cake!

It was the day everyone had been waiting for… the ‘Come Dine with Me’ final! Year 6 made their cakes, with a massive help from Miss Davis in the kitchen this morning. The children worked very well together in their groups to create some delightful cakes!

Mrs Sabir and Mrs Hill had the pleasure of being judges for this years edition of Year 6 come dine with me! And they took their job very seriously!

After judging all the cakes, the group of Megan, Sam, Carvell, Yayhe, Justin and Jacy were winners of the competition!

Congratulations to the whole of year 6 for your massive effort this week, and a huge thank you to Miss Davis, Mrs Sabir and Mrs Hill for all their help.

‘Chocolate Come Dine with Me’ – Day 3

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The focus on todays aspect of the D&T project was to produce an A3 advert for the cake the children would create, to be used in café and restaurants across the country. Year 6 used plenty of colour, persuasive language and adjectives to entice the customer to buy their cakes! All the groups made a display card for their cake to present to the judges, listing ingredients with a brief description.

Well done on your outstanding work!

‘Chocolate Come Dine with Me’ – Day 2

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On Tuesday, Year 6 spent time researching ingredients that they would need to make their cake. Once they completed this, children used the net books to complete an Computing assignment comparing prices between the major supermarkets for items that they require.

And to finish, Year 6 wrote instructions on how to make their cake, paying attention to the numbered steps and quantities they would require.