Cooking savoury pastries - Design and Technology - Autumn 1 2018
Initially, we began this Food Technology topic by researching different food groups and investigating what makes up a healthy balanced diet. Then, in small groups, the children designed healthier pastries, which combined cheese with a selection of fruit and vegetables. Having tasted a variety of cheeses and made selections for their fruit and vegetables, the children chose casing designs in groups. Next came the cooking, which involved a variety of skills including: delegating responsibilities within the group, preparing pastry and making judgements on how much filling or decoration was needed. Everyone's pastry was uniquely designed and looked very appetising! Needless to say, the children enjoyed eating their cooked pastries and they were quite rightly proud of themselves!
Air Pressure Aliens/ Pneumatic Moon Buggies Design & Technology Autumn 2 2018
As part of the Science topic on Earth and Space, Y5 have investigated air pressure and how pneumatic mechanisms can be used for movement. Initially, we started by researching everyday objects which use pneumatics to operate, and then focused on pneumatic toys. Using simple syringe and tubing systems, the children were able to experiment with lifting and moving objects. After designing their own alien or moon buggy, Y5 decorated the box structure base with a variety of materials, in order to create their moving model. These models were then painted. As you can see from the photos, we had some very ingenious creations, which Year 2 came to admire and play with!