Our Design and Technology curriculum nurtures creativity, problem-solving, and innovation, building an appreciation for the product design cycle and real-world applications. We emphasise the design process, covering design, make, and evaluate, underpinned by technical knowledge and incorporating cooking and nutrition.
Our progressive scheme of work, aligned with the National Curriculum, develops skills in six key areas: cooking and nutrition, mechanisms, structures, textiles, electrical systems, and the digital world. Pupils experience hands-on, collaborative, and inventive tasks, supported by differentiated guidance and knowledge organisers.
Assessments enable personalised learning experiences, and our curriculum highlights key individuals, inventions, and events that shape our world. We foster cultural capital by connecting learning to community, social, and environmental issues.
Upon completing primary education, our pupils are equipped with
a strong foundation in Design and Technology, prepared for
success in secondary education and as resourceful,
enterprising citizens in the future.
The provision of life experiences for our children is very important at Nantwich Primary Academy. Through various opportunities we enhance the delivery of our curriculum and the lives of our children by inspiring them and building their curiosity to ultimately have a positive effect on their outlook on life.
However, to specifically impact upon the life chances of our pupils, we aim to reduce the social inequalities in our society by developing the knowledge, tastes and attitudes of our children.
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We aim to ensure that they develop high cultural capital that will be valued by further education and future employers. In DT lessons at Nantwich Primary, we provide our children with valuable subject-specific knowledge and technical vocabulary. We strive to nurture and encourage enjoyment and creativity in lessons to enable our learners to apply their skills to solve problems.
We teach them how designers, engineers, chefs and architects have provided solutions to problems and developed our world. We shine light on how design and technology skills and knowledge are essential to everyday life and critical to science and engineering. We empower our pupils to raise their aspirations and through the accumulation of skills and knowledge, prepare them for an exciting future.