Design and Technology

Our Design and Technology curriculum ensures that our children:

  • 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
  • evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

IN YEAR 1 AND 2 IN DESIGN PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO:

DESIGN

Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology

MAKE

Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]
Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics

EVALUATE

Explore and evaluate a range of existing products
Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
Explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their product

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