Curriculum Intent - Design Technology
As a school, we recognise that Design Technology is about providing practical opportunities for children to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. In Design Technology we teach children to think creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team which requires children to be confident, active learners with the resilience to persist with a project when challenges occur.
Our Design Technology curriculum builds upon the children's practical skills and design processes related to: making moving mechanisms, woodwork, needlecraft, food preparation and cooking. Wherever appropriate, Design Technology is linked to other areas of the curriculum.
In order to promote an enjoyment of healthy cooking as an important life skill, we recognise the importance of teaching our children about the principles of nutrition, seasonality, hygienic food preparation and basic cookery skills.
Our whole school leader for DT is Mrs Drust