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Design and Technology

Curriculum Leads: Rosie Bloomfield and Julie Walker




Design and technology at Coten End encourages children to use creativity and imagination to design, make and evaluate products in a variety of contexts. Children will have the opportunity to solve problems, drawing on their own, or others’ experiences in order to consider how to improve existing products. Children learn a variety of skills across four different areas: mechanisms, structures, textiles and cookery. These skills are developed and built upon each year. Cookery lessons focus on seasonality and developing an understanding of where food comes from. Each topic follows a set sequence of lessons – explore, design, create, evaluate. Our main aim for the D&T curriculum at Coten End, is that children are encouraged to be resourceful, resilient and innovative and that we engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.