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Why is food technology important?
Food Technology facilitates an understanding of what the body requires to be healthy and function optimally. A scientific approach is taken to preparing tasty and well balanced meals. Food Technology will suit those who are creative and well-organised. Pupils will gain a deep understanding of how food is sourced, prepared and served, together with useful life skills.
Key Skills Required
Pupils will mainly be focused on developing their practical skills. Pupils will be given the opportunities to be creative and experimental with materials and making processes.
Topics Covered in Year 7
Number of lessons a week: 1
Year 7 Cooking and Nutrition
Project: Basic Food Skills & Nutrition
Pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of ingredients and healthy eating. They will be able to apply their knowledge to make informed choices. Pupils will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently. A repertoire will be built of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality products for a wide range of users. Practical work will be supported by homework tasks that develop knowledge of consumer food and drink choices and evaluate and test ideas and products.
Topics Covered in Year 8
Number of lessons a week: 1
Year 8 Cooking and Nutrition
Project: Health Eating
As part of the “Eat Well” project pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of ingredients and healthy eating. They will be able to apply their knowledge to make informed choices. Pupils will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently. Encourages pupils to develop their awareness of international cuisine.
Homework will be set on a weekly basis. The homework will often be design orientated. All homework will be uploaded onto ‘Show My Homework’ at the start of each week.
Pupils are assessed regularly, through questioning, homework task and green pen tasks. Diagnostic monitoring will take place twice per half term.
Ms A Mullen
Key Tips for Success
· Pupils should spend at least 40 minutes on their homework which is set once a week.
· Pupils should always ask for help in areas that they are unsure of. They must ask for help with their homework in advance of the homework deadline. All homework will be on ‘Show My Homework’ and Design and Technology staff are available most lunch hours to discuss any difficulties.
· Make sure that all work is presented neatly and always written in full and detailed sentences.
How can a parent help their child succeed?
Encourage your child to discuss their cooking ideas with you and encourage your child to explore new foods and recipes.