We aim for Design & Technology to be an inspiring, challenging and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, children design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We want our children to learn how to take risks and become resourceful by drawing on their learning in maths, science, engineering, computing and art.
Children will be encouraged to research and design functional and appealing products that fulfil specific design criteria. Building on their initial ideas to create well-designed plans of how to build their project to suit the purpose for which it has been created.
After designing their products, the children will use their plans to build, create and produce their product. Learning how to select and use the appropriate materials and components to craft functional and appealing projects.
When their project is complete, the children will then evaluate their work. This supports the children’s ability to assess their own and others’ products constructively.
Children will also be introduced to a variety of food, being taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. This links with both our science and PSHE curriculum.
We are currently reviewing our curriculum to ensure our children are able to make links in their learning across a range of other subjects and there is clear progression of skills across the whole primary phase.