DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY in Key Stage TWO
'D&T in primary schools develops young children's skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. D&T encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.' - DATA (Design and Technology Association) www.data.org.uk
The development of Design and Technology proficiency at Morley Victoria is achieved through opportunities and experiences across the whole curriculum. Our D&T curriculum enables pupils to take part in a broad range of practical activities directly concerned with: identifying needs; generating ideas; planning and designing; making and testing; evaluating.
Design and Technology spans and links the whole curriculum together for our pupils. In primary school it has its roots in imaginative play, art, science and computing. We want all children at Morley Victoria to learn to think innovatively, to question and explore the practical world around them and to develop a positive, growth mind-set approach to their learning through use of an interactive design process.
Food Technology is also a very important strand of the D&T curriculum at Morley Victoria. We strive to provide all our children with the opportunity to learn about making healthy food choices and the importance of a balanced diet. We also encourage them to design and make recipes alongside developing basic but essential cooking skills.
COOKING in Key Stage TWO
With the introduction of the updated national curriculum in 2014 we have made some huge changes to the way we teach ‘Design and Technology’. We have introduced ‘cooking’ into the curriculum. This has involved us making some big changes so that we can create a space for a class of 30 to ‘cook’. We now have a fantastic kitchen downstairs in the basement. All our Key Stage Two children have 'cooking sessions' and some are even cooking for their parents and carers at home.
Our children have learnt to prepare and cook:
- Sandwiches with different flavours, seasoning and fillings
- Garlic Bread
- Homemade Pizza
- Couscous salad