The national curriculum for design and technology aims 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.
In KS1, Year 2 have been busy creating carnival masks. They thought carefully about the colours and materials they could use when designing their masks. Once they had designed their masks they made and evaluated them.
In upper KS2, Year 5 and 6 have been desigining, making and evaluating bridges. They used lots of different resources and materials to make their bridges, including, glue guns and saws.