We teach technology through our creative curriculum. Design Technology encourages the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in a practically based subject. Pupils are taught to develop, plan and communicate ideas. They work with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products. Upon completion of their task, they evaluate the processes and products.
They think about what products are used for and the needs of the people who use them. They plan what has to be done and identify what works well and what could be improved in their own and other people’s designs.
In years 3 and 4, children will use their research and criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose. They will use annotated sketches to explain ideas and evaluate existing products. Also, they will prepare and cook mainly savoury dishes.
Children will continue to develop these skills into years 5 and 6. They will make prototypes as a tool for evaluating and improving their work, and they will use cross-section diagrams.