Year 5 Food:

Pupils begin to look at health and safety within a school food room. Pupils will look for hazards in the room and try to think of ways to prevent incidents from happening.

Pupils will begin to name equipment and understand what it can be used for. They will develop confidence working in the food room and using the tools and equipment through making fruit kebabs, sandwiches, toasted snacks, pizza toast, rainbow salad and savoury scones.

Pupils will learn the food groups associated with the eat well plate and understand the importance of a balanced diet. Seasonal vegetables and fruit will be researched so that pupils understand that some foods are not available all year round.

Year 5 Textiles:

Pupils will firstly understand what textiles are and where natural products like cotton, wool and silk come from. The process of how they are made into fabrics will also be learnt. Existing pencil cases will be explored looking at the design, features materials used, purpose and target audience. Pupils will develop skills in using a variety of surface decoration techniques including applique and hand stitching. They will then design and make a pencil case for a chosen audience using the techniques explored.


Year 6 Food:

Health and safety in the food room will be revisited. Pupils will build on practical skills from last year by making, oat and raisin cookies, lemon and raspberry muffins, spicy traffic light rice, easy peasy pizza, Spicy beans, savoury flapjacks and easy pesto pasta. Pupils will be using both the hob and the oven to heat and cook food. Nutrients found in different foods and the importance of such nutrients will be researched and learnt. Processed and whole foods will be explored so pupils understand what happens to raw ingredients to make them into food products. The pros and cons of these different foods will be understood. Pupils will produce step by step plans for the making of products and explore different foods through sensory analysis. They will evaluate the end results of their different food products suggesting improvements that could be made.

Year 6 Textiles:

Pupils will develop further surface decoration skills and basic stitching. They will explore components and other textiles products that could be used on a felt puppet. They will analyse existing puppets and then be asked to design and make a puppet to support a well known children’s novel. Design ideas will be clearly drawn and communicated so that they are explained in detail.


Year 7 Food:

During year 7 pupils will be broadening the ingredients and equipment that they use within the food room. They will be creating: savoury rolls, Bolognese sauce, rainbow cous cous, fruit muffins, veg chow mein, and bread and butter pudding. Pupils will look at excessive consumption of different food types and ingredients like salt and sugar and the effects of these products. They will learn how to read food labels and understand the RDA of different nutrients. Factors effecting the selection and choice of foods will also be considered. Pupils will evaluate their food products as well as ready-made products through sensory analysis and written reports.

Year 7 Food Ingredients 


Year 7 Textiles:

Pupils will have the choice of the below:

Exploring unwanted clothes and fabrics and understanding the craft techniques of ‘RAG RUG’s pupils will design and make a rag rug from unwanted materials understanding the importance of ‘upcycling’ on the environment. Designs will be well annotated and used like a plan to follow when making their product. Audience and location will be considered throughout the creation of these products.

Pupils will explore the qualities of different textiles, they will learn how to use the machine embellishers and the sewing machines in order to add detail and decoration to 2D textiles. Pattern and colour will be explored and pupils will be asked to make a textile portrait of themselves displaying a variety of the surface decorations techniques.


Year 8 Food:

Pupils will taste and explore existing products commenting using sensory analysis. They will look at the ingredients in pre-bought products and then make their own alternatives considering the quantity and quality of ingredients. Pupils will make, soup, bread, sweet and sour chicken, fruit muffins, crumble, chicken salad, burgers and fruit pancakes. They create written reports on their food products after testing them on other people. They will look at the effects of not eating a well balanced diet and the health conditions associated with these.

Year 8 Food Ingredients


Year 8 Textiles:

Mad Hatters Tea Party: Pupils will be asked to design and make a hat prototype based around the theme of Mad Hatters Tea party. They will research existing products as well as graphics linked to the theme. Commercial looking mood boards will be created electronically and designs will be generated. Design ideas will show audience and techniques that could be used. Pupils will Re-cap the techniques involved in the different surface decoration techniques,. They will create patterns and pin and cut out pattern pieces for the construction of their 3D hat prototypes.

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