Design and Technology
Sketchbooks are used from Years 1 – 6 to record ideas, observations and techniques. We want children to experience a variety of creative and practical activities. They are taught how to research, design, make and evaluate, purposeful, functional and appealing products that are based on design criteria. The children develop their ideas through detailed planning, evaluating product design, observational drawings and making prototypes. The children are taught about a range of significant people whose designs and inventions have affected the world we live in today. They evaluate the past and present design and technology, and develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. The children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on aspects of the wider curriculum such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
During food technology sessions, children will learn the importance of eating a healthy diet; learn about food hygiene and general safety in the kitchen. The children will be taught where their food comes from and about seasonality. They will learn to cook a variety of meals and snacks.