The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
At the end of their RE topic on Hinduism, the children looked at the celebration of Diwali and cooked a traditional Diwali meal. This comprised of vegetable curry, mango lassi, coconut ice and chapattis. The children enjoyed preparing and cooking this meal. It was then served to the whole of Year 6. The children involved chopped and prepared all of the ingredients; cooked the chapattis and curry; used a blender for the mango lassi; and followed the recipes accurately.