Design and Technology Curriculum Statement
The Design and Technology curriculum at West Vale Academy follows the ‘Kapow’ scheme of work which has been designed in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum.
From the Early Years the Design and Technology curriculum is inspiring and practical encouraging pupils to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real problems within a variety of contexts. Pupils learn through the evaluation of past and present design and develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
The curriculum also equips pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world and understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
As part of our teaching of health and nutrition we work closely with PhunkyFoods who train Year Five pupils to become ambassadors in diet and physical activity.
The curriculum ensures that we help to nurture confident, independent, resilient designers.