DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
By the end of key stage one, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.
At Freegrounds Infant School DT is taught in discrete blocks linked to our project work. The children work in a range of relevant contexts and during each unit cover the four elements of the National Curriculum which are DESIGN, MAKE and EVALUATE. As part of their learning they also learn, develop and apply TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE.
When designing and making pupils are taught to:
Cooking and Nutrition
As part of their work with food, pupils are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. 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.
Pupils are taught to: