The Design Technology curriculum is structured to support children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.
The Design Technology curriculum includes Product Design, Textiles and Food Technology from Year 2, encouraging pupils to reflect on, and evaluate, present and past Design and Technology, its uses and its impacts, as well as supporting them to develop their design, innovation and creative skills.
Different creative projects encourage children to combine practical skills with an active understanding of aesthetics, as well as how design can help address social and environmental issues.
These are structured to support pupils in actively identifying needs and opportunities in a rapidly changing society, and, importantly, to respond innovatively by developing ideas and eventually making products and systems.
Food Technology is taught from Early Years right through to Year 6 in our dedicated kitchen space, adjacent to the school rooftop garden where children cultivate fruit, vegetables and herbs.
The curriculum is structured to make learning interactive and fun, helping to equip our children with practical cooking techniques and life skills, supported by additional theory in food science, hygiene, packaging and safety, as well as nutrition.