Welcome to Food Technology


Welcome to Food Technology
Term 2

I am really looking forward to returning to Devon this term after a very unusual start to Term 2.

It has been a heart-warming and humbling experience to receive such a large amount of high quality online written work over the past few weeks and also to receive so many AMAZING home cookery photos which have been sent to me during the online learning period. I am looking forward to hearing all about any cooking that has been completed at home once we return to school. I am very excited to once again see my students after such a long break from school.

Just to let you know that half way through Term 2 students will be swapping Tech subjects. Students will receive notice of this prior to this change over and will be informed of what they are required to bring to the lesson in advance.

Just as a reminder….

The Year 7 Food Technology Design Briefs are:
1. Following publicity generated about healthy school lunches, a food manufacturer has asked you to develop and make healthy bread based products that you could pack into a lunchbox.
2. A local food store wishes to introduce a small range of cakes for customers to purchase for special occasions. Design and make a small range of cakes for the launch of this selling line.

The Year 8 Food Technology Design Briefs are:
1. Your local bakery is looking to expand its coverage of the pastries it sells.
Design an original idea that the local bakery can produce.
2. Due to an increase in foreign travel and the variety of cultures that make up life in New Zealand, many people now want to eat foods from different countries and cultures. Design and make a multi-cultural dish which can be sold and served with a staple food.

Photos shown here are 3 some of the photos sent to me during the online learning period – Ms Lockett

Here are just a few examples of what Year 7 and 8 will be preparing and cooking….

Rewena Bread, Pizza, Chelsea Buns, Cupcakes, Muffins, Brownie, Jam Tarts, Kumara and Potato Top Pie, Sausage Rolls, Spaghetti Bolognese, Chicken/Vegetarian Fajitas, and Butter Chicken……

You will also get a chance to design, plan and make your own Food Product.

The dishes will relate to the brief and will follow the Technology Process in line with the requirement of the New Zealand Curriculum when teaching a Technology subject.

I am aware of allergies and cultural preferences and prefer students to take ownership of these by keeping me informed of their own individual needs so that these can be a consideration during the planning and making process.

My main focus is to develop confidence and independence in my students in the Food Technology room so that they may be inspired to safely prepare and cook meals for you at home!
And yes cleaning up is part of the process too!! So please enjoy the food!

Please note: All students will need to bring a named Tea Towel and Apron to the Food Technology lesson and a container with a tight lid to take the food home in for you to taste and enjoy! You will also need to bring a blue or black pen, a glue stick, colours and a clear file to put your recipe and any written work into every lesson.

If you have any questions, please visit me in the Food Technology room.

Ngā mihi

Ms Lockett 🙂


Photos shown here are some of the photos sent to to me during the online learning period – Ms Lockett