In September a new National Curriculum was introduced bringing about some changes to the subjects we teach your child/children.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Design and Technology Programmes of Study (PoS) are divided into four sections; Design, Make, Evaluate and Technical Knowledge.
Each of these areas are taught to our children through creative and practical activities which are linked to their class topic. The areas are planned to engage them into developing their skills, understanding and knowledge. They will have the opportunity to work in a range of relevant contexts which are familiar and aim to encourage them to think about real life experiences.
DT is planned and taught to our children so that new projects build on their knowledge and understanding from the previous year and so develops a seamless progression throughout school.
Cooking is now a more important area for Design and Technology. We will teach the children how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating whilst aiming to instil in them a love of cooking.
Pupils in Key Stage 1 will be taught the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet as well as having the opportunity to prepare and understand where food comes from.
Throughout Key Stage 2 they will build on this by preparing and cooking a variety of dishes which enhance and develop and range of cooking techniques. They will also learn about seasonality, know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.
In addition to the school curriculum, the children are offered the opportunity to take part in an extra curricular activity – cookery club, where they reinforce and build on the skills that they have learnt in school.
This is a curriculum area where our aim is that the children continue to develop their love of learning in a fun and practical way.