Our vision at Norwood...
We believe that through the Design and Technology curriculum, children should:
* have the opportunity to explore creativity, innovation, independence and reflection
* take part in motivating projects with challenging goals that will allow all children to flourish
* develop key technical competency and vocabulary
* develop key skills, such as teamwork, resilience and resourcefulness.
By the end of their primary years, children will be able to independently set design criteria, research a project, use a wide range of tools, equipment and resources and reflect on the design process in order to evaluate their work and learning journey.
The 5 key strands of D&T:
Our Design and Technology programme of study links closely with our cross curricular topic themes. The children have the opportunity to design, construct and evaluate products connected with their learning - from vehicles to puppets to smoothies - while learning to use a range of tools and techniques. There are 5 key strands of learning: Materials and Structures, Mechanisms, Textiles, Food and Nutrition and Electrical Systems.
With strong links to our Science curriculum, in our Mechanism units, children will study levers, sliders, wheels and axels - in Key Stage One - leading onto work on pulleys, gears and cams in Key Stage Two.