Category Archives: D&T


After taste-testing the pasties, Year 6 continued their DT cooking unit.
The children were first required to design their own products after their research. This included the ingredients, flavours and even the final design of their pasty!
We then discussed the importance of storing all of our ingredients correctly using our knowledge of micro-organisms after writing out our ingredient and equipment lists.
The children then had to write out the instructions for creating their pasties before having a full day of cooking and evaluating.
During the cooking experience, the children had to demonstrate lots of different skills:
  • Measuring ingredients accurately (in order to create the pastry)
  • Chopping and peeling their vegetables
  • Boiling and draining vegetables
  • Seasoning and mixing their filling
After all of that hard work, the children were finally able to taste the delicious pasties that they had made. There were some divided opinions, but most of the children enjoyed what they had made.

DT- Taste Testing

In preparation for their cooking soon, the children taste tested some modern vegetable pasties – Bombay potato and spinach pasties. There was quite a divide of opinions in the classroom. A lot of the children thought it was delicious, whereas others thought it was too spicy. The children will soon be planning their own vegetable pasties.


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.