Design and Technology

Design and Technology at Broadheath

In Design and Technology, for key stages 1 and 2, there are two strands of subject content: designing and making, and cooking and nutrition. Earlier experiences of investigating objects around them, from the Early Years Foundation Curriculum are built upon.

The designing and making strand gives each individual child the opportunity to design, to create and to evaluate products.  Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Their products made, serve a purpose.

The cooking and nutrition strand involves pupils learning how to prepare healthy and varied dishes at key stage1 and prepare and cook dishes at key stage 2.  Pupils at key stage 1 are also taught where food comes from and at key stage 2, understanding a range of cooking techniques of savoury dishes as well as knowing where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

Our D&T curriculum is planned through a topic based curriculum and cross curricular links are used whenever possible. Target tracker is used to assess the children’s progress against the 2014 National Curriculum.

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