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Design & Technology

Here at St. Augustine's, when we teach design and technology 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
  • 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

 

Reception:

 

In reception our children will be given the opportunity to:

 

  • Explore simple hinges, wheels and axles.
  • Use technical vocabulary when appropriate.
  • Use scissors to cut straight and curved edges and hole punches to punch holes and use other basic tools such as a saw or hammer.
  • Use a range of adhesives to join material
  • Discuss how close‚Äčly their finished products meet their design criteria.
  • Develop food vocabulary using taste, smell, texture and feel.
  • Explore familiar food products e.g. fruit and vegetables and discuss the need for a variety of foods in a healthy diet.
  • Stir, spread, knead and shape a range of food and ingredients.
  • Work safely and hygienically.
  • Measure and weigh food items using non statutory measures e.g. spoons, cups

Key stage 1:

 

In Key Stage 1 our pupils will learn through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.

They will be given the opportunities to work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment].

 

Cooking and nutrition

As part of their work with food, pupils will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

Key stage 2:

 

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment].

 

Cooking and nutrition:

As part of their work with food, pupils will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

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