Design and Technology
We provide opportunities for each child to design, create and use their own ideas and experiences to further their learning in Design and Technology. Children develop increasing independence to develop as learners and broaden their thinking about the design processes, including creating and refining their own ideas. These skills are transferable to other subjects.
Design and Technology is taught through cross-curricular links relating to the topics taught throughout the year. There is a clear focus on raising standards in Design and Technology skills in line with the new curriculum. To enable a wide range of experiences in line with requirements, cooking facilities have been developed to enable all children to experience high quality food technology.
Children are encouraged to work independently and can select a range of equipment and tools to use. They are supported to test their ideas and persevere when things become more challenging.
Children will be given the opportunity to progress their skills throughout the school, with a particular focus on planning, designing and evaluating their idea and product, with an opportunity to improve it based on their evaluation.
Children are given the opportunity to access the cooking facilities on a regular basis. The school provides a budget to give the children a wide variety of culinary experiences.