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Design and Technology

Why is Design and Technology successful at Handale?

Our Vision and Intent for Design and Technology at Handale...

Design and Technology is essentially a practical activity concerned with developing the children’s ability to investigate, analyse, design, make and evaluate as part of a whole process. At Handale Primary School we recognise that children are living in a highly developed technological world. Design and Technology provides the children with the opportunity to develop and use a range of skills that will prepare them for a constantly changing society, increasingly dependent on technology.

Design and Technology activities will enable the children to use their creativity, imagination and social interaction skills to design and make their own products, understanding the processes from planning to making, evaluating and refinement. During the teaching of design and technology, a wide range of new skills will be acquired and the knowledge of other subjects, such as mathematics, science, ICT and art, will be drawn upon and applied. Children will also develop the life skills and knowledge associated with healthy living, food nutrition and cookery.

We follow National Curriculum Objectives for Design and Technology at Handale...

Key stage 1

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 and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment].

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:

Design

Make

Evaluate

Technical knowledge

Key stage 2

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:

Design

Make

Evaluate

Technical knowledge.

Cooking and nutrition

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:

Key stage 1

Key stage 2

Design and Technology Long Term Plan

To view our Design and Technology Progression of Skills, please click here.

To view our Design and Technology Sticky Knowledge, please click here.

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