Technology is now made up of four subjects. We have just introduced Textiles into KS3 along with Food, Graphics and Resistant Materials. Students will spend approximately ten weeks in each area designing and making products. All projects have been changed to give them a wow factor using the latest technology and students will have more practical lessons in Food. We hope you like the recipes chosen.
To make organising ingredients easier to organise and keep the costs down we have developed a range of basic recipes that suggest alternative ingredients should you not like them or are allergic to them and options to extend the dish further should you wish to try the suggestions out. If your child suffers from any food allergies then we would be grateful if you could let us know so we can take the necessary precautions.
We will have available a range of ingredients for your child to use to avoid you having to buy any ingredients that are only required in small quantities and which you do not use in cooking. These include raising agents (baking powder and bicarbonate of soda), dried herbs and spices, oil, corn flour, condiments such as salt, soy sauce, Worcester Sauce, vinegar and bay leaves; if you have these then please bring them in.
You can check the dates of practical lessons along with the recipes on the website and we will email the dates to you via the parent bulletin each week as an aide memoire. We will also try to keep these on the same day of each week to make it easier for you to remember.
Please could you plan ahead and ensure that your child attends with the necessary ingredients and a suitable container to carry the food home. Should your child forget these then we will not always be in a position to supply these and will have to set them written work to complete. If you have any problems in supplying ingredients then please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have any questions or queries please contact your child’s Food Technology teacher or me via e-mail. These can be found on the school website.
Any feedback and suggestions will be gratefully received so that we can make it an enjoyable cooking experience for your child.
Mr N Boldison-Smith
Head of Faculty