At Fairway, our design and technology (DT) curriculum encourages pupils to become innovative, enterprising and imaginative individuals with the ability to think creatively, work confidently with an increasing range of tools and techniques and be reflective in their work, suggesting improvements and evaluating their finished products. Children are given a key question or brief to stimulate their ideas and for them to develop plans for their work. This includes producing a list of design criteria to ensure that their products are functional and purposeful. They are taught a range of different practical skills which are sequenced carefully throughout their time at Fairway. Once they have planned their work, they set to making their product by carefully following their plans and designs and using a range of materials, components, tools and equipment. Once complete, the children assess their work, and the work of their peers, against the original key question or brief and suggest ideas for improvements.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure that each unit of work covers the following areas:
Our DT curriculum also covers cooking and nutrition. Through carefully planned opportunities, usually with a cross curricular link, pupils discover where their food comes from and experience cooking a baking a variety of things.