Design and technology (DT) is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens:
National Curriculum 2014
At Oldfield, our DT curriculum exposes children to the design of structures, textiles, mechanisms and electrical components. This is accompanied by a progression in the teaching of more complex practical skills and use of tools as they progress through the school.
We place a greater emphasis on cooking in our Curriculum as we understand how important it is to model good nutritional habits to our children; therefore at Oldfield, there is a cooking topic each year. Pupils will be given the opportunity to design and make their own healthy dishes as well as understanding the role of seasonality and locality in their choice of ingredients.