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Design and Technology

Design and Technology at Manor Oak


Design and Food Technology is the subject where children are provided with knowledge and skills for life. They gain rich, hands on experiences to design, plan, make and evaluate the making of products and food.  Health and nutrition are essential to living and caring for each other and our families and children learn how to prepare and cook food with consideration to costs and sustainability.  Opportunities are provided for children to develop and apply their practical knowledge and skills when designing, producing and evaluating products with the technical knowledge which they are taught.


At Manor Oak Design and Food Technology are, where appropriate, linked to the wider curriculum. For example, in science, pupils will make a game that lights up using circuits and knowledge of electricity. A historical or geographical topic could be connected to a DT unit, such as building an African hut. We want our children to begin to explore DT from an early age and this is illustrated in our Early Years where children have their own woodwork bench and station, a range of tools and materials to begin construction.



Year 6 Using their prototypes to make Anderson Shelters models

Woodwork in Reception