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Primary Design Technology Scheme of Work

Summer Smoothies (Key Stage 1)

Design Brief: Design and make a Fruit Smoothie for your Friends.
Strand of Learning: Cooking and Nutrition

Overview: In this unit of work children learn about fruit and how to cut and prepare a range of different fruits. Through tasting fruits, they develop their taste vocabulary. As part of their learning, they apply their knowledge of healthy eating and design and make a healthy fruit smoothie for a friend which promotes the 5-a-day message.


Images from the Lesson Presentation Slides

  • 6 x Lesson Presentation Slides

  • Healthy Eating presentation

  • Fruit and Vegetables Pack

  • PDF Evaluation sheets

  • PDF Food packaging template

  • PDF recipes for fruit smoothies

Medium Term Planning includes:

  • 6 x lesson overviews

  • Vocabulary List

  • Learning statements linked to Curriculum

  • Support and Challenge

  • Assessment - Keeping up with the curriculum

Teaching Pack

Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Substantive & Technical Knowledge

Children should know:

  • A product is something that is made to do a job or fulfil and need.

  • A design brief describes the product that is to be made

  • A product is made for a person known as the client

  • To keep themselves safe when making things.

  • Simple procedures for working hygienically with food.

  • Evaluating a product is about identifying what is good about the product and ways it could be made better.


Cooking and Nutrition

  • Names of a range of different fruit and vegetables

  • Fruit and vegetables come from different parts of the plant.

  • That eating fruit and vegetables forms part of a healthy diet.

  • Ingredients refers to the items in a food mixture or a recipe.

Practical Knowledge (skills)

Children should know how to:

  • Explain what their product is and how it will work.

  • Follow instructions to make a product from a design.

  • Taste and evaluate different foods using a taste test.

  • Evaluate a finished product against their design.


Cooking and Nutrition

  • Describe the taste, texture, and smell of fruit and vegetables


Food Preparation Skills:

  • Cut foods with a vegetable knife using the claw grip.

  • Cut foods with a vegetable knife using the bridge hold.

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