Statement of Intent
At Christ the King, our Design and Technology curriculum engages children to become young designers, inventors and engineers. It will allow children to think creatively, imaginatively and to design and make products in a variety of contexts. It is our intent to develop and support the children in following a design process, equipping them with skills to participate in the development of rapidly changing technology. Our Design and Technology will allow children to apply the knowledge and skills gained in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art. At Christ the King, children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. Evaluation plays an integral part in the design process as it allows children to adapt and improve their product a key skill which they will need throughout their life. Children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness.
Unit Outcome - To design a bread product
We have begun our DT topic by evaluating different breads from around the world: gluten free; spelt, sunflower and honey; wholemeal; bagels; flatbreads; brioche and sourdough. We used our senses of sight, touch, taste and smell to help describe our thoughts on each different type of bread.
The children have completed their bread making, by planning and designing their own mini loaf of bread. They took their inspiration from the rationing of food during World War 2. How could food be made to be healthy, filling and also go further with rationed ingredients? Using just flour, baking powder and water they made a tasty and wholesome food, with some of them adding a little sugar or dried fruit as a 'treat' for Christmas.