Design Technology

Our DT Curriculum Statement

At Nicol Mere, we encourage our children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts and also consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

Our design and technology curriculum combines skills and knowledge to enable our children to tackle real problems. We aim to improve our children's analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. We also aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

We want our children to become innovators and risk-takers.

Intent

• To develop our children's  creativity, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

• For our children to build and apply a repertoire of skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.

• To develop our children's skills to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.

•For our children to develop an understanding of and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

•To provide a skills and vocabulary based design and technology curriculum which is progressive and sequenced.

•To offer our children new and exciting opportunities and experiences.

•To promote our school values which are closely linked to British Values.

•To prepare our children for the next steps in their learning journey.

Nicol Mere DT Curriculum