Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.
They should work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment]. When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:
As part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life. Pupils should be taught to:
Through our curriculum the children build on their DT knowledge and skills each year. As designers, they are able to develop skills and attributes which they can use beyond school and into adulthood.
They learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Ongoing assessment is used to inform differentiation, support and challenge required by the children.
Displaying the children’s projects enhance the school environment and reflect the children’s sense of pride in their DT work. Subject and school leaders monitor the impact of our curriculum provision through completing regular monitoring, that includes listening to the voice of our children.