At Ringway, Primary School we want our curriculum to inspire our learners and foster a real love for learning. Through our Design and Technology curriculum we would like our pupils to develop creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. We want to give children the tools that will allow them to become independent and innovative problem solvers. We would also like to provide our students with the opportunity to explore food and cooking techniques whilst developing and understanding of healthy eating and environmental issues within food production.
Ringway follow the Kapow scheme of work. Kapow allows pupils to respond to design briefs and scenarios that require consideration of the needs of others, developing their skills in six key areas: Mechanisms, Structures, Textiles, Cooking and nutrition (food), Electrical systems (KS2) and the Digital world (KS2). The National curriculum organises the Design and technology attainment targets under the five subheadings or strands:
Cooking and nutrition
The pupils at Ringway have the opportunity to develop and grow their skills in DT through Kapow as the scheme has clear progression of skills and knowledge within these five strands across each year group. Ringway would like all pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others.