Design & Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, children design and make products to solve relevant, real-life problems, within a variety of contexts and considering their own and others' needs, wants and values.
The national curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
-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.
The acquisition of a broad subject knowledge that draws on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Children learn 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. They design, make and evaluate using technical vocabulary. Opportunities are provided for children to evaluate key events and individuals who have helped shape the world, showing the real impact of design and technology on the wider environment and helping to inspire children to become the next generation of innovators.
High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation.
Audlem School's design and technology curriculum aims to ensure that all children: