Teaching & Learning
The National Curriculum is used to ensure the skills and techniques that need to be taught are covered during the lessons. Topics undertaken by each year group are often used to inspire the Design and Technology work so that it is more relevant to their learning.
The children are given Focused Practical tasks so they can develop the practical techniques they need to make their object. They are asked to design to criteria, which gives them an opportunity to make design decisions that take account of the availability of resources.
There is an emphasis in Design and Technology on cooking and nutrition. A range of cooking techniques is developed through KS1 and KS2. They learn that a healthy diet is made up from a variety and of different food and drink, as depicted in The Eatwell Plate. Children in KS2 have the opportunity to be a member of the Gardening club and we have links to Lacey Green Horticultural Society.