Our design and technology curriculum enables pupils to exercise their creativity through designing, making and evaluating. It is cross-curricular, building upon their knowledge of other subject areas, such as PSHE and RHE, science, art, writing and maths. The DT curriculum is designed to develop the children’s understanding of consumers’ needs. They learn to advertise their product, manage risks – such as safety and hygiene – and work productively as part of a team. A wide variety of topics are covered, which include: architecture, electronics, mechanisms, nutrition, cooking, structure and textiles. Knowledge and associated skills are taught progressively to ensure age-appropriate learning as pupils move through the school. Evaluation is a vital part of design and technology: children are taught to appraise their own and others’ work, making amendments where necessary. We aim to inspire a love of the subject and life-long skills.
Food production, nutrition and cooking
It has been widely reported that there are increasing problems in the UK regarding obesity and issues related to poor diets. At Alfred Sutton Primary School, we are determined to ensure that our pupils are provided with the appropriate guidance, experiences and understanding to make healthy, positive choices for themselves. We have therefore established a Nutritional Learning programme for our pupils, ensuring they learn progressively. The programme includes: cooking and food preparation skills and learning about the importance of balanced diets and healthy lifestyles.
• To understand what is meant by healthy eating
• To know the different food groups, what they do and what quantities they should be consumed in
• To understand the importance of good hygiene and the consequences of not adhering to the rules
• To develop a knowledge of the different careers related to food production, preparation and consumption