Design and Technology is a creative and innovative practical subject that encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team.
We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We also aim to make links to designs and designers throughout history, providing opportunities for children to critically reflect upon and evaluate their designs.
We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. This gives the learning purpose and relevance to the children.
The intent of our food technology curriculum is to apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating, whilst instilling a love of cooking in all our pupils. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill for pupils now and in later life.
Throughout their time at school, we aim to encourage independent thinking and learning through practical participation. Whilst developing the skills needed to become an independent cook, the department also ensures that our students have a wider understanding of environmental impacts on our choice of foods and why there should be more encouragement to buy in season.
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We also aim to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of cooking and nutrition in the following way:
To learn more about the Key Stage 3 Curriculum for Design & Technology, including learning journeys, please click here