Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. DT encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Cheddington School we encourage children to use their 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. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate their work, it’s uses and its effectiveness, and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.
At KS1, children at Cheddington will develop their technical knowledge of building structures and using mechanisms. They will follow the process of designing, making and evaluating their products.
At KS2, children at Cheddington will develop their technical knowledge of strengthening more complex structures, understanding and using both mechanical and electrical systems, and applying their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products. They will follow the process of designing based on research, making (using a wider range of tools and materials) and evaluating their products against their design criteria.
In cooking and nutrition, pupils are taught to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. At Cheddington School we aim to instil a love of cooking which will be creative and will help form a crucial life skill. Pupils will prepare healthy, varied dishes, exploring where the food comes from and, later in key stage two, understanding seasonality.
ses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.