Design Technology

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The aims of the Design and Technology Curriculum at Stockingford are:

  • To build children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in order to design and make high quality products for a wide range of purpose
  • To test and evaluate children’s ideas and products, and the work of others
  • To improve children’s basic cookery techniques and develop a love of cookery
  • To develop children’s confidence in problem solving and taking risks.

Delivering of Design and Technology lessons at Inspire:

Design & Technology skills are taught within every theme, with all themes containing one D&T project and STEM-driver themes containing two.  All projects include the four key stages of the design and make process:

D&T projects cover four key disciplines, and progression in skills in these is supported through a D&T Strand Tracker which identifies age-related expectations for each discipline:

  • Structures
  • Mechanisms
  • Textiles
  • Cooking & Nutrition

It also details age-related expectations for each stage of the design and make process. Design and make projects include a kite and a puppet in Key Stage 1, a pizza and a moving vehicle in Lower Key Stage 2, and a cushion and a raft in Upper Key Stage 2