- Measuring ingredients accurately (in order to create the pastry)
- Chopping and peeling their vegetables
- Boiling and draining vegetables
- Seasoning and mixing their filling
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.