At Oxbridge Lane, we want all of our pupils to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and in groups resulting in the acquisition of new knowledge and skills. Our DT curriculum is designed to interest and motivate our children. Projects are cross curricular; wherever possible linking to other subjects taught such as mathematics, science, computing and art.
We teach our children to use their creativity and imagination to express themselves whilst developing their knowledge and understanding with design. DT helps pupils to solve exciting, relevant real-life problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Children are given the opportunity to use DT to build and create links with the local community. They are given the chance to design and make products to evaluate learning as part of a whole process. Children will work in a positive learning environment where all children’s work will be celebrated and children can develop. Children will also be given the opportunity to develop their love of cooking by applying principles of nutrition to prepare tasty, healthy snacks and meals throughout the year, as seasons change, using seasonal produce.
The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.
Wherever possible, appropriate educational visits will take place to enhance learning.
‘Tell me and I forget - Show me and I may remember - Let me do it and I learn.’
(Prue Leith, Leith’s School of Food and Wine As quoted in National Curriculum Document 2001, page 14)