Design and Technology
Crags Design and Technology Curriculum
At Crags Community School our creative curriculum is shaped by our whole school vision, which aims to enable all, regardless of background, ability or additional needs, to flourish and to become the very best that they can be. Within our Design and Technology curriculum we have incorporated the National Curriculum programmes of study alongside a detailed progression of skills document. This enables staff to provide high quality and responsive teaching which also embeds the Crags Ethos of developing our pupil’s sense of community, relationships, aspirations, growth and success.
Design and Technology combines skills, knowledge and values to enable children to tackle real life problems and prepare them to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Here at Crags, we believe that Design and Technology encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and critical thinkers whether this is part of a team or as an individual. Our lessons follow a progression of skills document to ensure that all children cover the intended outcomes of the National Curriculum while steadily building on their developed skills to ensure success for all.
At Crags, the structure of Design and Technology lessons delivered are structured to allow children to develop not only their subject specific skills but also their effectiveness in working as part of a team, set within a real life context. Throughout their time at school, children cover a broad and balanced Design and Technology curriculum including: cooking and nutrition, materials, construction, mechanics and electronics. Children are supported to design, make and evaluate their own products as well as draw on inspiration from existing products. It is the intent of our Design and Technology teaching to create cross curriculum links wherever possible, such as Science, Maths, English and ICT.
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