Design and Technology

Children will design, make and evaluate products while learning to use a range of tools and techniques for construction. There may also be some cross-over with Science as children incorporate levers, pulleys or electrical circuits into their designs for finished products.  This subject includes cooking where children find out about a healthy diet and preparing simple meals. 

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