Design & Technology Curriculum Statement

Our Design and Technology curriculum, within the Flourish Federation, aims to provide opportunities for children to develop their technical knowledge and practical skills. The children will be given the opportunity to design, make and evaluate relevant products using a range of materials, including food.

Design and Technology will be taught regularly each term as part of a fortnightly timetable. Each unit of learning will be planned based on key Design and Technology skills that we aim to develop throughout the child’s learning

journey. Key​ skills and key knowledge for Design​ and Technology​have been mapped across the school to ensure progression across each key stage.

Purpose of Study

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems with a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology , they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture and well-being of the nation.

We aim to:

  • 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
  • teach children to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • enable children to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook