Design and Technology
Design and Technology at High Street is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
Each year group focuses on three topics throughout the year and each topic will focus on a separate set of skills, one focusing on food technology. As children progress through the school, they are presented with opportunities to develop these skills, as similar topics are revisited and built upon.
All topics end with children creating a final product; these products are a fantastic way for children to demonstrate the skills they have learnt.
The children follow a four-step cycle when completing a unit of work.