At Greave Primary School, we try to link our design projects to other curriculum areas so that they have a genuine purpose. The children will develop skills in drawing, cutting, joining, reinforcing and combining materials. Whilst existing products is our starting point, children are encouraged to think beyond familiar designs. Their ideas may be communicated in many different ways and innovation in design is encouraged.
Wherever possible their learning will be linked to a relevant context such as home or industry for food technology or leisure for a toy. Cookery, in particular combining savoury ingredients, will support Greave’s approach to healthy eating.
The children will make a range of products that can be used in a range of contexts and therefore their success can be evaluated and improvements suggested.