The National Curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the 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 for a wide range 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 use a Progression of Skills Grid to plan Design and Technology projects which link with our wider curriculum learning and enable children to learn, practise and apply a range of age appropriate skills while working with different media.
We also have a scheme of work called Projects on a Page to support meeting these requirements.