Design and Technology

Design and Technology Curriculum Intent Statement

DT should provide children with a real life context for learning. At Raddlebarn, we want to allow children to aspire to be more through creating opportunities for them in the wider world. Through the DT curriculum, children should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose.

Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject, requiring creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination. At Raddlebarn we link D&T to other subjects and draw upon subject knowledge and skills within Mathematics, Science, History, Computing and Art.

The teaching of Design Technology across the school follows the National Curriculum.
We aim 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.
• design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
• will learn how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition.
• will have the opportunity to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.

At Raddlebarn pupils will have the opportunity to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, for example home, school, community and wider environment. They will work as individuals and as members of a team.