DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

All pupils investigate objects around them, exploring how things are made and how things work.  They are taught a range of cutting and joining skills, using a variety of tools and materials.  They also learn how to design and construct things safely, selecting and using appropriate tools and techniques.

In line with the National Curriculum for 2014, there is now an increased focus on developing our pupils’ cookery skills, both within curriculum time and when possible, as an extra-curricular activity. As part of their work with food, our pupils will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. We wish to instil a love of cooking in our pupils allowing them to be creative. We believe that learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

Aims

We aim 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.

The Design Technology Subject Leader is Mrs Lesley Lahey