Design and Technology
Design and Technology helps you to teach Maths and English and indeed other compulsory subjects on the curriculum in a fun manner and put these subjects into context making them easier to digest and more understandable to primary age pupils.
Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.
Skills are developed using materials, tools and ICT in designing and making artefacts and food products with an emphasis on healthy living. Food technology provides opportunities to learn about diet, nutrition, food safety and hygiene. Working with a variety of materials aims to help children to work together in groups, learning to cooperate, plan design and make and evaluate their work. They learn to make their own decisions with help and encouragement. We also particularly in the lower keystage encourage children to work with their natural environment particularly using our local woods to design shelters, looms and simple stands. It is very much a cross curricular subject