Statement of Intent
D and T
Cooking & Nutrition
Purpose of Study
D&T is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems in a variety of contexts. They acquire a broad range of subject-knowledge and draw on other disciplines eg maths, computing, science and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative and enterprising. Through the evaluation of design past and present, they understand the contribution that high-quality design and technology has on the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of a nation.
Who is the Canewdon Designer?
The Canewdon Designer understands the iterative nature of the design process and uses thisto research, design, communicate, make and evaluate a range of prototypes and products. They are resourceful, innovative and bold and can suggest ways to solve real and relevant problems. The Canewdon Designer has a wide repertoire of skills and can applythis understanding to a range of contexts eg mechanical systems, electrical systems andstructures. They understand the principles of nutrition and can apply this to meal design.
Canewdon Curriculum Rationale
• Purposeful, hands-on and engaging learning opportunities encourage understanding of the iterative process;
• Objectives across all strands revisited and embedded within and across year groups and key stages to ensure cumulative fluency;
• Meaningful links made across subject areas to promote cross-curricular thinking;
• Pupils’ character development underpinned by transferable skills eg being resourceful, resilient and innovative
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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