Design and Technology enables practical problem solving, whilst drawing on subject knowledge from mathematics, science, computing and art. At Rowlatts Mead Primary our design and technology curriculum links heavily to our Dragons Den competition where pupils in years 2-5 become budding entrepreneurs; creating a solution to a problem by designing, making and conducting market research. They then pitch their ideas to a panel of judges allowing them to evaluate and improve their product.
In all year groups Design opportunities are created through topic links which allow pupils to design and make using a wide range of materials and components. Our children are taught to apply prior knowledge in order to evaluate their own and others products.
Design and technology is also encouraged through homework competitions in order to engage parents.
Cooking and nutrition is a fundamental part of the curriculum, as we want to instil a love of healthy eating and cooking at Rowlatts Mead Primary. Our pupils are encouraged to eat healthy options during lunch and each year group prepare dishes as part of their topic.
In addition, for enrichment we have a yearly cookery club and ‘Bake off’ competition to improve pupils team work and confidence.
Miss S Webb