Food Technology KS3 Year 9

Food Technology KS3 Year 9

Year 9

Autumn

World Foods 1:

Through research activities and focused practical tasks pupils develop the skills needed to create food from different countries around the world

Unit 1: World Foods 1 – Pupils began a series that spans over the year looking and the food from different countries. The first part of this topic focused on the cuisine we recognise as ‘typically’ British. Following on from this, pupils research and explore the foods that come from Italy.
Pupils learn the skills of making short crust pastry and fresh pasta from scratch. From the research they conducted and the skills that they learn they will produce a cheese and onion pie using their own pastry, and a bolognaise sauce to accompany their homemade pasta.

Scandinavian Christmas Stockings:

Through a Design and Make activity pupils learn key concepts and skills in order to design for a client and produce a prototype

Unit 2: Design and Make a Scandinavian Stocking – This unit is a ‘design and make’ activity that is textiles based. Pupils create and use mood boards to inspire them to design their own Christmas stocking based on the theme ‘Scandinavian Christmas’.

Pupils work through the design process to create their own Christmas stocking to take home. In order to realize their design ideas, they develop their skills at cutting out fabric, pinning and tacking fabric pieces together and using the sewing machine competently to stitch together a seam. 

 

 

Spring

World Foods 2:

Through research activities and focused practical tasks pupils develop the skills needed to create food from different countries around the world.

Unit 3: World Foods 2 – Carrying on with the exploration of World Foods, pupils researched Chinese cuisine in order to develop an understanding of the different styles of cooking and types of dishes that are produced in China. Developing from their research they will learn the skills in order to successfully produce spring rolls and vegetable stir fry.

Year-9 Spring Term

Unit4: World Foods 3 – Carrying on with the exploration of World Foods, pupils researched Mexican cuisine in order to develop an understanding of the different styles of cooking and types of dishes that are produced in Mexico.

They will specifically research the typical herbs and spices that are used in Mexican cuisine. Developing from their research they will learn the skills in order to successfully produce Fajitas, corn bread and chilli-con-carne.

 

Summer

Pencil Case:

Pupils work through the design process, developing skills and understanding in order to design and make a pencil case for themselves. One of the key skills they will learn is how to machine sew a zipper.

Unit 5: Design and Make a Pencil Case – Using the skills develop over the previous 2 years of textiles pupils will be working through a design and make task to create a pencil case. They will be focusing on producing a product for a ‘Target Market’ which will influence their research and their design inspiration. Sewing machine skills will be built on and one of the new skills gained during this project will be sewing a zipper.

 

Design and Make a Mobile Phone Case:

Pupils work through the design process for a target market in order to design and create a mobile phone case/pouch for their chosen market.

Unit 6: Design and Make a Mobile Phone case – progressing from the previous unit pupils will use their knowledge of designing for a ‘target market’ to respond to a design brief that involves creating an item that supports an existing product. Pupils will work through the design process to create a mobile phone case that is specific to an existing mobile phone. Their research and skills used during planning and making will support them in the creation of a finished product.