DT: Cooking & Nutrition- Making Pancakes

Yum, yum, yum in our tum, tum, tum.

Within this series of lessons we learnt how to:

  • Crack an egg
  • Read scales to measure amounts in grammes
  • Measure amounts in ml
  • Measure amounts using measuring spoons
  • Beat a mixture together

We also practised:

  • Using a hot pan safely
  • Using a knife to chop safely
  • Reading and following a recipe carefully and accurately
  • Working together safely in a kitchen

Before making the pancakes, we designed what we wanted our finished pancake to look like and decided what we would like in our pancakes. We followed the recipe to make a batter and chopped the ingredients before using following our designs to create the finished pancake.

We cooperated well in the kitchen and cooked together as a team. The end results were delicious and we decided that as a year group we preferred sweet pancakes over savoury. If you would like to have a go at whipping up some batter then please follow the link in the ‘learning together’ section of the school website. We look forward to hearing about which toppings you like.

DT Day

Year three enjoyed the challenge of making the skeleton frame of a pyramid, using a range of materials, such as art straws, metal poles, even teachers pens!

Spring Term: Cooking and Nutrition

This term, we have been thinking about the seasonality of fruits in the UK as well as finding out more about why different fruits grow in different countries. We find out about fruits which grow in the tropic regions and discovered information about the journey of the pineapple from Africa to the UK.

Our Challenge: To design and make a tropical fruit salad.

  • First we tasted pineapple, papaya, watermelon, banana, apple and tangerine and discussed the taste and our preferences.
  • Next we decided what we would put into our tropical fruit salad.
  • Then we prepared our cooking space by cleaning and wiping the tables.
  • After that we learnt how to use a knife safely and put our skills to the test by chopping up our chosen tropical fruits.
  • To finish, we made a yoghurt and mint dip and drizzled this over our salad.
  • Afterwards we washed up the utensils and cleaned our work space.
  • Finally we tasted our tropical fruit salad.

Autumn 2 Trip to Norwich Cathedral

We have been thinking about our inquiry question “How can one person make a big difference?” and the impact of the Norman Invasion on the city of Norwich. It made us wonder if the Normans hadn’t invaded would Norwich have a Castle or a Cathedral made of French limestone?

Year 5 had the opportunity to put their engineer skills to good use when taking part in an arch building workshop at the Cathedral. We discussed how we thought people in the past built structures without the use of modern technology. We think that the Norwich Cathedral is beautiful and we are impressed by the skills of those who built and crafted each stone.

We were amazed at the size of the Cathedral and thought that the stained glass and stone carvings were beautiful. We enjoyed finding out about the jobs and the lives of the people who built, lived and worked in the Cathedral as well as the roles of people today.

What a fabulous trip.

West Earlham Junior School
Scarnell Road, Norwich NR5 8HT

Telephone: 01603 454569
Email: office@westearlhamjunior.norfolk.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Catrin Eyers
School Business Manager: Mrs Beverley Savage