We want all our pupils to enjoy Design and Technology, gain practical skills which they can apply and be inpsired to design and make for themselves and possibly for use in the wider world. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems is a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.. HIgh quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well being of a nation.
The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils
Develop practical, creative and technical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an ever increasing technological world.
Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality prototypes and products for a wide variety of users.
Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
We teach DT (alternatively with art) each term so pupil experience 6 weeks+ for about n hour per session. We use the Kapow scheme of work. This is organised around six key areas (Structures; Mechanisms; Textiles; Electrical systems; Digital world; and Cooking and nutrition) and four key strands (Design, Make, Evaluate, and Technical Knowledge), with each unit providing video explanations, instructions, and hyper links, for example.