As part of our DT topic this term, Y6 explored their culinary talents and Practical Smarts by designing, creating and evaluation their own salads using seasonal ingredients.
Firstly, the children explored seasonality and looked at different foods that grew in different seasons as well as the core food groups and which foods belonged to which group according to the Eatwell Plate.
After this, the children launched themselves into a delicious taste testing session exploring combinations of tastes and textures. Year 6 also researched common salads from around the world to support the designing process of our own!
Following this they practised the core skills they needed to prepare their ingredients including peeling, grating, bridge cut and claw grip.
Next, they designed and created their own scrumptious salads using a variety of ingredients, including seasonal vegetables, from around the world. Finally, they evaluated their salads in accordance to their purpose, appearance, taste and texture. It was fantastic to see the children trying and enjoying different tastes and textures!