Our aims in teaching Design and Technology are that all children will benefit from a broad, rich and personalised curriculum in which they have the opportunity to:
- Think imaginatively and talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making.
- Build on early childhood experiences of investigating objects around them.
- Explore how familiar things work and talk about, draw and model their ideas.
- Learn how to design and make safely, products that are fit for purpose.
- Understand food and nutrition and have opportunities to learn how to cook.
- Use ICT as part of their designing and making.
- Develop and use a range of common practical skills, in contexts such as mechanical, diagnostic and repair tasks.
- Think about what products are used for and the needs of people around them.
- Plan what has to be done and identify what works well and what could be improved in their own and other people's designs.
- Understand and (where appropriate) use the design cycle of planning, developing prototypes, modifying, making and evaluating.
- Investigate the rich history of design and technological innovation in Britain and further afield, from the Industrial Revolution onwards.