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Ingoldmells Academy

Design & Technology

The National Curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world;
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users;
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others;
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

We deliver these aims in our curriculum in the following way:

We have access to Kapow to support non-specialists in delivering sessions that are well sequenced, progressive and high quality. More confident staff have the flexibility to adapt sessions to enable them to fully utilise their skills.   We aim to follow a spiral curriculum with the following key principles;

Cyclical: Pupils return to the same skills again and again

Increasing depth: Each time a skill is revisited it is covered with greater complexity

Prior knowledge: Upon returning to a skill, prior knowledge is utilised so pupils can build upon previous foundations, rather than starting again.

National Curriculum Art Programmes of Study;