At Archdeacon Cambridge’s CE Primary School, we use the National Curriculum as the starting point for all of our teaching in Design and Technology, including Cooking. The Design and Technology curriculum and skills progression for each year group was developed by the school teaching staff, allowing us to create links between subjects and inspiring our children to learn.
Our main aim in this subject is to give children the opportunity and inspiration to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We aim to create resourceful and enterprising designers who can approach challenges in creative and innovative ways. We are aware that high-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
We also seek to promote a ‘pro-food’ ethos in schools and heighten awareness of the integral part that food and a whole school approach plays in children’s health, wellbeing and attainment. We are fortunate to be able to use The Nest for cooking, and Mrs Ramsland cooks with each year group over the course of the year, linking the cooking activities to the Class topic or theme wherever possible.
We teach a broad and balanced curriculum, enriching lessons with visits to areas of interest as well as in-school workshops from visiting drama companies or public speakers.
Please see the curriculum overviews in the Year Groups section of the website to learn more about how Design and Technology fits into the cross curricular learning at our school.
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