At Moor Green our Design and Technology curriculum is designed and adapted to engage, support and challenge all pupils from our diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds.

It is designed to give all pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. It is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. 

At Moor Green, Design and Technology follows the design, make and evaluate cycle which is relevant to real life contexts, to give meaning to learning.

In EYFS, using the key areas of woodwork and cooking, we introduce pupils to influential experiences to motivate and gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in high quality design and technology work.  Pupils are taught to continually seek to make improvements. They are required to select tools for woodwork and cooking, making choices about ingredients and materials for constructing their woodwork design.

In Key Stage One, children learn about purposeful and functional design based on a design criteria. While making, children will be given the choice of a range of appropriate tools and equipment to create their design. Children then evaluate their design and ideas. 

In Key Stage Two, children build on their prior knowledge and skills. Children generate and develop design ideas through annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design. To make their design, children select from and use a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks accurately. They evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work. Each of these steps are deep-seated in technical knowledge and vocabulary.

When pupils leave Moor Green, they develop a critical understanding of the impact of design technology on daily life and the wider world.  High-quality design and technology education make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.