Design and Technology
Subject Lead: Mrs J Brabin
Design and technology uses creativity and imagination. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, using a variety of skills including maths, art and engineering.
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.
Where possible, Design and Technology is linked to an IPC topic ensuring that over the school year, each year group covers three separate units, one of them involving nutrition and cooking.
Each year group, from Year 1 to Year 6, have their own allocated half term where children will learn how to prepare 2 different recipes. They will also learn about basic food preparation. The Foundation Stage also introduce the children to different aspects of cooking linked to their own topics. St Joseph’s believes that these are important life skills to develop with the children.