Year 8 Technology Learning Map

Autumn Term

Investigating sound

  • Product analysis
  • Sound testing
  • Design ideas
  • Knowledge Organiser: Research

Manufacture

  • Identify and use tools and equipment for marking
  • Identify and use tools and equipment for cutting
  • Safe and accurate use of a flat bit on a pillar drill
  • Fixing materials
  • Orthographic drawing
  • 3d drawing techniques
  • Knowledge Organiser: Research

World Foods and Commodities

  • What are the factors that affect the cuisine eaten in different regions and countries- land – geographical influences and religion
  • What are the factors that affect the cuisine eaten in different regions and countries- land – lifestyle, culture and economics
  • Where does beef come from, it’s nutrtional prperties and uses in cooking
  • How to make beef kofta safely and hygienically
  • Where does chickencome from, it’s nutrtional prperties and uses in cooking
  • How to make chicken souvlaki
  • How to make pasta salad
  • Autumn assessment – theory test
  • Knowledge organiser: Food safety

Spring Term

Deconstruction

  • How does a mouse work?
  • Use tools to disassemble a computer mouse
  • Investigate the different parts of a computer mouse
  • Ergonomics and anthropometrics
  • Redesign the mouse using client focus
  • Knowledge Organiser: Plastics

HACCP

  • What is HACCP?
  • How do we apply HACCP to a practical environment and the role of the EHO
  • How to make stuffed chicken following HACCP guidelines
  • Knowledge organiser: Food safety

Methods of Cooking

  • Different methods of heat transfer in cooking
  • Different methods of cooking and foods that are suitable for them
  • Structure of eggs and the effect of cooking them
  • How to making a custard based pudding ( bread and butter pudding)
  • How to make and cook pasta (demo)
  • What happens to gluten when it is cooked
  • How to make garlic dough balls
  • Knowledge organiser: Food safety

Healthy Eating

  • What are nutrients? Macro and Micro nutrients, relationship to the Eatwell Guide
  • How to make a healthy balanced dish (bolognese)
  • Healthy eating – adapting dishes
  • Prepartion for assessed practical task – planning
  • Assessed practical task- sweet and sour chicken
  • What are carbohydrates and fibre?
  • Bagel or muffin pizzas
  • Knowledge organiser: Nutrition

Summer Term

Cake making and sugar

  • Produce a timeplan that is viable
  • Make an item following a time plan – melting moments
  • Lemon drizzle muffins – batch production
  • Knowledge organiser: Nutrition

Knife skills

  • Safety when using knives
  • Knife skills for different purposes
  • Using knife skills to make coleslaw
  • Knowledge organiser: Nutrition
  • Summer assessment – theory test