Design Technology

Our vision for Design Technology at Parklands

We aim to provide pupils with the skills and knowledge needed to create their own projects, which reflect their own creative thinking.

We aim to provide the children with a variety of experiences including the opportunity to design, make and evaluate their own work.

We would like our children to have the experience of applying skills learnt in other areas of the curriculum to their Design and Technology projects.

We would like our projects to link to children’s topics and interests and be highly functional, so children can see a purpose to their work.

The National Curriculum

At Key Stage 1:

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should 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 and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment].

At Key Stage 2:

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should 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 should 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.