Students will be taught and understand the basics of weighing and measuring correctly. They will explore healthy diets, hygiene and safety. Students will make a range of dishes that showcase the skills that they have learnt. These dishes include sherbet lollies, overnight oats, jelly fruit, deli salads, presentation skills and much more. Students will work independently or in groups and show their ability to follow a recipe and problem solve.
Students will understand the importance of Textiles within our world. They will be taught how to use specialist equipment safely and confidently. They will be taught and develop practical skills such as hand embroidery, using a sewing machine, attaching a button / fastening and much more.
They will complete a design and make task based on felt food and the artist Lucy Sparrow. Students will create a moodboard, design ideas and analyse a designer during their project.
Students will build on their knowledge from Year 7, describing and applying The Eatwell Guide and tips for healthy eating. They will investigate food labelling and sugar content in their favourite drinks. Students will continue to build upon prior knowledge and use appropriate ingredients and equipment to prepare and cook a range of dishes. These dishes include healthy coleslaw, mini carrot cakes, cookies in a cone and smoothies.
Students will design and make a pencil case in the style of pop art. They will understand the design movement and reflect this in their work. Students will experiment with a range of decorative techniques including hand applique, heat transfers, fabric pens/ crayons, image manipulation, machine applique and hand embroidery.
Students will look at Biomimicry and use nature to inspire their drawing skills. They will look at formal elements and drawing skills.
Students will continue to build their confidence and subject knowledge within Food. They will research dietary needs in young people and how these needs can change throughout life. This information will be used to adapt recipes for nutritional needs. Students will investigate food poisoning, the symptoms and and how it can be prevented. In Year 9 students will use a variety of ingredients and equipment to prepare and cook a range of more complex dishes, these include brownie jars, risotto, pasta Fiorentina and much more.
In Year 9 students will begin by investigating the work of Vivienne Westwood. They will understand the key features of her work and reflect this in an artist research page. They will design their own tartan (using Vivienne Westwood’s work as inspiration.)
Students will complete a design and make bunting project in the style of Henri Matisse. Students will explore Matisse’s work and reflect this through a range of decorative techniques. These include: shaving foam marbling, stencilling, reverse applique, and polyfusion. Students will select from and use specialist tools, techniques, processes, equipment and machinery precisely and safely.
At the end of KS3, students can choose whether to continue to study Food or Textiles into KS4 and gain a qualification. For those that do not continue to study Design and Technology we hope they continue with their education with a lifelong love of Food and Textiles, understanding of how to sew and use a sewing machine safely and an appreciation of Food and making healthy lifestyle choices. We also hope that the will have developed skills such as cooking healthy meals, problem solving, risk taking and team work which will support them after they have left Temple Learning Academy.