Design and Technology
At Inglehurst Infant School we want our children to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. It is our aim, that through their design and technology lessons and STEM days, all of the children will acquire good subject knowledge and skills which they will develop and build on throughout their life. Throughout the units of work, the children will focus on developing the physical skills they require to enable them to handle tools safely and effectively. Through cross-curricular learning and a focus on real life issues children have the opportunity to draw on knowledge and skills from other subjects, such as maths, science, computing and art. We want our children to develop confidence in taking risks, becoming resourceful, creative and innovative individuals.
Within a range of exciting topics, children study carefully planned units of work which ensure sequential progression of knowledge and skills that builds on previous learning and provides support and challenge for all learners. Each stage of the design process is underpinned by technical knowledge which encompasses the contextual understanding needed for each strand. Cooking and nutrition focuses on specific principles, skills and techniques in food, including where food comes from and healthy diet.
Our carefully designed curriculum allows key areas to be revisited with increasing complexity, to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to build on and extend previous learning. Knowledge organisers are utilised for each unit to support pupils in building their factual knowledge through the recall of key facts and vocabulary.