Our intent is to:
- fulfil the requirements of the NC whilst ensuring relevance for our children by making links to our location and other curriculum subjects.
- inspire our children to exercise creativity through designing and making products using their knowledge and understanding.
- provoke thought and questions whilst encouraging our children to find answers through exploration and research.
- teach skills progressively and evaluate and adapt their work to improve their product and become evaluative learners.
- encourage our children to take risks, to develop new innovative designs and to be reflective learners.
- teach the NC: structures, textiles, electrical and mechanical systems and programming and cooking and nutrition, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression, ensuring that skills and knowledge are built on and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.
- units of work are set out in a long term plan over a two-year cycle with links to other curriculum subjects, where possible, and relevance to our children.
- planning and teaching of DT follows the investigate, design, make and evaluate cycle.
- whilst making, children will be given choice and a range of tools to choose freely from.
- progression is assessed by class teachers through the analysis of the pupil’s ability to evaluate, design, make and improve their own work.
- monitoring will be carried out by the DT lead.
- An excellent attitude to learning and independent working, enabling our children to become critical thinkers.
- The ability to use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others.
- A thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products.
- The ability to apply mathematical knowledge and skills accurately.
- The ability to manage risks to manufacture products safely and hygienically becoming resourceful, innovative and enterprising individuals.
- A passion and excitement for designing and making products including working with, preparing and tasting food.
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Food Technology at Our Lady’s Catholic High School
Year 3/4 linked up with Our Lady’s High School for our food technology unit to make their fruit salads. The children planned their recipe in school and used the amazing facilities at the high school for their end product. The children were very excited to work in the food department at Our Lady’s and we were fortunate to have a visit from the head teacher, Mr. Ranson, who discussed the project with the children and he was very impressed!
Message from Mr. Ranson following our visit:
‘What a pleasure is was calling in to see the children enthusiastically making their fresh fruit salads in our Food Technology Room this morning. I asked the children to give names to their wonderful creations and they responded very well. All of the children were working in a mature and sensible manner and were using the equipment very well indeed. I hope that they were able to enjoy the ‘fruits of their labour’ at lunchtime or later on.’
Very best wishes to everyone
Nigel Ranson – Headteacher
Our Lady’s Catholic High School
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