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Design Technology Intent


At Meadowhead Infant School and Nursery, we aim to give pupils opportunities to master the key practical skills in Design Technology. Children design and make a range of different products which they then test and evaluate.


We use a skills based scheme of work called Kapow where all children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product as this is a key skill which they need throughout their life. Design and Technology also allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art.


Children throughout the school are taught about cooking and nutrition in the curriculum, which enables them to make informed healthy eating choices. We believe teaching pupils to cook and have a healthy diet is an important part of promoting a whole school approach to health and wellbeing.