Lesson 2: Testing ingredients

Children work in groups to make the biscuit recipe from Lesson 1, adding different ingredients to their dough to discover which tastes best when baked

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To make and test a prototype

National curriculum

Design

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design

 

Make

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities

 

Evaluate

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

 

Cooking and nutrition

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Will need to work in mixed ability pairs for support.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Will need to relate their adaptations to changes in the sensory characteristics of the biscuit.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Tom Turnham,  
Design & Technology specialist
Tom has been a teacher for seven years and, as Head of Upper School at The Belham Primary School, he has a keen interest in young people and good causes. For the past seventeen years he has volunteered with various…
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