Traditional Greek Cuisine - Making Independent Design Choices
After research traditional Greek dishes and taste testing a varierty of ingredients, not only were pupils able to express their ideas and justify their reasoning about which ingredients they would include in each of the dishes, but also they were able to explain how they would present their finished meals at home so that they would be appealing to their families.
'I wanted to present my meal using the Pitta bread as pocket to display my salad and Souvlaki skewer. I also wanted to keep Tzatziki in the pot instead of putting all over the other food so that people could choose how much they wanted to use.' - Charlie
'I crumbled the Feta cheese over the top of my salad instead of leaving it in cubes so that people would get a little bit of it with every bite. I also chose to cut my Pitta bread into triangles and present it on the side of the plate so that it stayed dry.' - Lola
Torches - Showing Understanding of the Design Process
Pupils used the oracy skills to show a real understanding of the process in how they used their prior cross-curricular knwledge and research to inform their designs from which they make and tested the prototype torches. In additon, as part of creating their designs, pupils were able to verbal express their ideas, justify their choices and explain how their finished torches would look and work.
'I knew that in had to test the electric circuit and check that all the components were connected to make sure my torch would work. I was really happy when it tested it and the bulb lit up and the stich worked properly!' - Christan
'Because we were making a torch for Edmund to use in Narnia, I wanted to include safety features such as illuminous stickers, a wrist strap and to make my torch waterproof so that it wouldn't get lost of damaged.' - Bella