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Welcome to Design & Technology

Use these quizzes to refresh your Design and Technology knowledge or to get ready for new challenges when school starts again.  If you scroll down you can find some previous weeks activities that you could try too.

 

KS1

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/d-and-t/

 

 

 

 

Need something to keep you occupied over the summer holidays?  I’ve found some great websites that are bursting with ideas.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52893942

 

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary#D&T

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

 

Week 6 - Pitta Bread Pizza...yummy!

Another Cooking and Nutrition recipe for you this week - easy peasy pitta bread pizza. Talk about the healthy options and why we need to eat healthily with your child.

Skills: use a variety of utensils safely; work in a safe, hygienic way; understand why we need a healthy diet.

Can you prepare a healthy lunch?

 

Pitta bread pizza - takes 10 minutes to cook in an oven.  Choose your own toppings - the more vegetables, the more healthy it is.  Serve the finished product with a side salad - absolutely fabulous!

You will need: a pitta bread or flat bread; tomato sauce or tomato puree; pizza toppings such as, cheese, red onion, pepper. mushroom, sweetcorn, pepperoni or chicken. Herbs, such as oregano or basil, make it taste divine.

Use the back of a spoon for the tomato base.
Add your choice of toppings.
Cook at 200 degrees celsius for 10 minutes.
Serve with a side salad - healthy option!
Eat and enjoy! Be careful not to burn your mouth though! 

Week 5 - making scones

 

Cream Teas (a cup of tea and a scone, with strawberry jam and clotted cream) became popular in Devon and Cornwall (the south-west of England) in the 1850s and is still a delicious day-time treat.  It was National Cream Tea day on Friday so it got the Year 6 Team talking - do you put the jam on the scone first or the cream.....or, do you have butter as well?  None of us could agree so we all had our own cream tea/bake off at home.  

 

Find out more about cream teas here: 

https://www.creamteasociety.co.uk/cream-teas 

 

The recipe I used was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/scones_35420 

Skills needed: measuring, mixing, good hygiene and baking

A cream tea: healthy or unhealthy eating. What do you think?

What you will need - see recipe for measures.

First, mix the flour, baking powder and butter together with your fingers. It needs to look like breadcrumbs.

Slowly add the liquid (egg and milk), leaving some to glaze. Mix to a dough with a wooden spoon.

The recipe says it makes eight but I only got six! Don't forget to glaze the top before baking, it gives them an attractive, shiny finish.

We had lots of variations of jam and cream/cream and jam! All of it was eaten.....quite quickly!

Lots of experimentation.
I like jam then cream. Delicious!

How do you think the other teachers like theirs?

Mrs Crawford
Miss Berry
Miss Mills
We'd love to know how you like yours.  Send us photos or comments to yr6@henleygreen.coventry.sch.uk or our Facebook page. Happy baking (and eating)!

The recipe was taken from https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/scones_35420

Week 4

This week, we will continue to improve our sewing skills by designing and creating a sock puppet. Inspiration came from: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2amKctfl3a0 

  They use a glue-gun on this sock puppet - mine is at school so we are using needle and thread.

Watch this on YouTube

What you will need.

Cut a circle out of a piece of material (felt is ideal as it doesn't fray - but anything will do) - this will be your puppet's mouth. Push one hand in the sock and sew the mouth on. This is really tricky so ask an adult to help - Maggie pushed a small book to the bottom of her sock so she could use two hands to sew and she wouldn't prick herself with the needle.

Pin the mouth.
Sew it on, carefully!
This is how it looks.

Use wool for the hair, we loosely tied it together in the middle (like a parting) then cut to the style you want. You could even plait it! Next, put your hand in the sock (or use a small book) and sew securely on.

Choose some buttons for eyes and sew on - we found this really hard but managed it in the end. It took patience and resilience!

Make sure you get the eyes in the right place!
Finished sock puppet.

Go creative! Maggie has stuffed more odd socks to make little sock people - don't they look fab! Have a go yourself and see what you can create using your design and sewing skills.

She stuck on a nose,
and used a Sharpie for the mouth.

We would love to see your finished products. Send a photo into the year 6 email yr6@henleygreen.coventry.sch.uk or into our Facebook page. 

Have fun!

Mrs Korzeniewski and Maggie.

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