At Willowbrook Mead Primary Academy, children have the opportunity to learn new skills in using woodwork, clay, fabric, and other materials. Through an exciting curriculum, children are provided with the opportunity to search and provide practical solutions to real problems. Children carry out a project for each topic that they cover. This gives them the opportunity to research, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values, and corry out testing, before making and evaluating a final product. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. As part of our Design & Technology curriculum, we include cooking and nutrition. The children are encouraged to select ingredients to plan and cook a selection of healthy meals.
We are lucky to have an enrichment room that has a wide range of resources available for design and technology as well as fantastic resources for cooking. Teachers can book the room for whole class lessons and children from nursery to year 6 have the opportunity to access all of the resources available.
National Curriculum Aims
- 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.
Subject Policies/PlansDT Topic overview revised edition 22-23
Mrs M Owens