Category Archives: D&T

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



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



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.

‘Chocolate Come Dine with Me’ – Day 1


On Monday, Year 6 started a very popular and exciting D&T project entitled ‘Chocolate Come Dine with Me.’ With chocolate being involved, Year 6 have already been very interested in it!

The project is a week long, with each day focusing on a different aspect, ending with the children’s recipe being judged by various judges.

Today, year 6 researched different types of chocolate that are available in the shops at the minute, and were asked to rate the different types on appearance, taste, texture, and overall score out of 10.

As you can imagine, year 6 really enjoyed spending the morning tasting chocolate!

Eagles do ‘ Come Dine with Me’

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Year 6 have just completed a week of Design and Technology. They took part in a ‘Come Dine with Me” competition. The children worked in groups to design and make a new and interesting chocolate cake recipe.

They had to evaluate existing recipes with a view to producing a new and exciting one of their own. They spent a lesson tasting recipes and evaluating different ingredients to use in their own.

The children then had to carry out a supermarket comparison for buying the ingredients and write a set of instructions for making the cake. They also had to design a poster and template to go with their creation.

We invited Mrs Knipe, Mrs Davies and Mrs Boyle to judge the children’s recipes. It was great fun and they also learned a lot about the correct handling of food as well as weighing ingredients correctly.

Very well done to: Las, Jamie, Jacob, William and Reece who came first with their ‘Rocky Riot’ cake creation. – It was delicious!

The winners will be making their wonderful chocolate creation at the Year 6 Leavers Party!