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‘Together Taking Learning Above and Beyond’

D&T

In D&T we aim to

  • develop creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products
  • critique, evaluate and test ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

 

Design Technology is an integral part of the Creative Curriculum, and has excellent links with the teaching of maths and science.

 

Through the years, the children have the opportunity to develop skills using a range of materials and in a variety of contexts. This ranges, for example, from making moving mechanisms for Christmas cards, Harvest cooking and sewing Easter bags in the Infant School through to making Greek vases, cooking Mayan flatbread and constructing electric buggies in the Junior School.

 

Younger children in nursery and reception classes have regular opportunities to experiment with different materials and learn the basic skills of cutting, sticking and assembling. 

 

In Year 6, our children’s D&T experience is also applied during Enterprise Fortnight, which involves the selection, design, production, marketing and selling of a range of products in a simulated business environment. Their profit is used to finance their own school trip.

 

At the Junior School we have a recently refurbished teaching kitchen with an adjacent outdoor cooking area. This is regularly used for the preparation of food and its cooking, both in the kitchen and on the fire pit.

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