Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. At Flanshaw Junior, Infant & Nursery School, 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 and innovate. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life in the wider world. 'Pupils should be taught to develop their design and technology capability through combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make products.'
Food is a key area of DT. Each child will bake, within a small group, every year, building on Important skills. They will also study food, annually, as part of a topic, ensuring cross curricular links and progression. Each key stage studies textiles at least once, so skills are revisited and developed. Every year group focuses on at least one design project incorporating design, making and evaluating. Design books are used to record and show progression.