Pupils have recently enjoyed learning about mass, volume and capacity through food technology making cheese straws. Within Clarendon our broad and balanced curriculum has been carefully designed and mapped out to ensure coverage and progression. The rolling plan of topics gives varied contexts for learning and provides children with a range of rich and memorable learning experiences. Cross-curricular planning allows pupils to revisit content and provides further opportunities for overlearning.
Food technology, like many of our curriculum progression maps, uses the planning and assessment model advocated by the PSHE association with six clear progression stages. These enable us to break down learning outcomes into smaller steps, revisiting, reinforcing, consolidating and generalising previous learning, as well as introducing new concepts. Targeted activities develop pupils’ skills and understanding identified via the stage where they are, with clear next steps for progression.