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Pasta making in Year 6

Last week, Year 6 had great fun using their culinary skills to make pasta and tomato sauce.  We evaluated the smell, appearance, taste and texture of a range of commercially available sauces – some were definitely better than others – to work out which key ingredients we might want to include in our own recipes.  We learnt how to make a basic pasta dough and then we chose a specific shape for our own pasta.  We needed lots of patience and some very fine motor skills! The creation of the tomato sauce helped us to improve our chopping and slicing of onions and garlic and we all had a chance to practise cooking our ingredients to make our own sauce. We evaluated our final pasta and sauce and also learnt about the provenance, seasonality and nutritional content of the ingredients we had used.