At Brookfield, the teaching of Design and Technology aims to assist children in developing skills of designing, making and evaluating through the creation of a wide range of objects and products.
Children are encouraged to create items for a purpose and to become proficient in using a range of techniques, materials and tools for a variety of purposes. The inspiration for the children’s work often originates from other topics in class and strong links are made with other subjects such as art, science, computing and maths to support their work.
Children make a variety of products including model buildings, mechanical toys, photo frames, musical instruments, moving pictures and healthy snacks. As each of the areas of the DT curriculum are taught, the key skills and theories behind them are explored and tested.
Each year group develops their skills in cooking and nutrition, which encourages the children to recognise how to have a balanced diet and to provide them with basic cooking skills for later life.