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The Importance of Design and Technology
Design and Technology 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. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. 
(DfE 2013)

Design and Technology in Key Stage One
Children participate in 5 types of Design and Technology activity:-

Understanding contexts, users and purposes
Generating, developing, modelling and communicating ideas


Practical skills and techniques
Own ideas and products
Existing products
4.Technical knowledge:
Making products work
5.Cooking and Nutrition:
Where food comes from
Food preparation, cooking and nutrition
These activities are delivered in a variety of scenarios within our creative curriculum where children will use a range of materials including food and textiles. The learning and skills developed through Design and Technology are valuable and appropriate in other subjects especially Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Art and Design hence it is often taught through a cross-curricular approach.