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Year 6 Technology

Year 6 technology covers a range of different skills. We develop both sewing machine and hand sewing skills by making mini cushions. In the Spring term we learn key techniques for cooking such as safely peeling and cutting vegetables. In the summer term our work is electronics based and we will be torches.

Mini torches

Year 6 have been working very hard on their mini torches. They began by investigating existing torches. They have measured and cut their plastic and foam. Photos of finished torches to follow!

Cooking and nurtition

Year 6 have been learning a range of skills cooking different recipes. 

 

 Minestrone Soup

  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Courgette
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Mixed herbs
  • Stock cube
  • Large handful of basil leaves
  • Tin chopped tomatoes
  • Pasta

Method

Prepare all vegetables

Peel and crush the garlic.

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large pan.

Cook all of the vegetables in garlic.

Add the tinned tomatoes and mixed herbs

Cook for about 5 minutes

Snap spaghetti into 2cm long pieces and add to the pan

Dissolve stock cube in 600ml boiling water then add to the pan

Tear the basil leaves and add to the soup.

Keep stirring and cook until the pasta is soft

 

Carrot and orange soup

Ingredients

1 tbsp sunflower oil

1 onion

1 clove garlic

600g carrots

1 liter water

1 vegetable stock cube

juice and zest of 1 orange

Method

1.Prepare the vegetables:

  • Peel and dice the onion,
  • Peel and thinly slice the carrot.

2. Zest and juice the orange.

3.  Heat the oil and add the onion, garlic and carrots.

4.  Cook for 4-5 minutes until the carrots start to soften and then stir in the orange zest.

5. Cook for another 2 minutes.

6. Add the stock cube and 1 liter of boiling water.

7. Simmer until the vegetables are tender.

8. Liquidize until smooth and stir in the orange juice.

 

 

Vegetable fajita wraps

  • Cut all vegetables
  • Mix ¼  teaspoon chilli powder, ¼  teaspoon, paprika, ¼  teaspoon cumin
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil then fry the vegetables and stir in the spice mix

Wraps

Mix 250g plain flour with 130ml water, if the dough is too sticky add more flour. If it is too dry add more water

Divide into 6 pieces and roll out into circles

Cook in a dry frying pan for about 2 minutes on each side

Carrot cookies

Carrot cookies 1

Cushion project

Year 6 made some lovely cushions. They have really been developing good sewing machine skills.

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