We intend for pupils to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. They will learn to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative. enterprising and capable citizens. Pupils will evaluate and develop a critical understanding of the impact of design and technology on daily life and the wider word. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
By the end of KS2, all pupils should be able to:
• 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