Design & Technology
Our design and technology curriculum aims to allow children to exercise their creativity through designing and making. The children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make products. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product; this is a key skill which they need throughout their life. D&T allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art. Where possible D&T projects link to our learning clusters, giving children motivation and meaning for their learning.
Food Technology forms part of our Design & Technology curriculum. Through this, children learn about the principles of nutrition and how to cook simple recipes.
The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook
Design & Technology Lead: Mrs Badman