At Bevington, we refer to Design and Technology as Engineering.
Engineering unifies our STEM curriculum through engineering projects that ask children to design solutions for real-world problems. The engineering aspect, allows our pupils to develop their inherent curiosity, creativity, organisation and logic. Engineering covers a number of disciplines, including resistant materials, food technology, textiles, and graphic design.
Engineering (Design & Technology)
One of the fundamental aspects of our STEM curriculum is Engineering, where in we present children will ‘real-life’ challenges, which they are then posed with the task of solving using their understanding and application of skills taught explicitly in STEM lessons. We place an emphasis on the design element of engineering, and expect pupils to plan their projects carefully, analysing existing products (including disassembly), creating prototypes, carrying out market research, and creating detailed graphical designs. Each project enables pupils to create a quality product which they are then able to evaluate.
Please find below our Curriculum progression for Engineering (Design Technology):
Food Technology (Design & Technology)
Children learn the principles of nutrition and healthy eating throughout our curriculum and we help develop a love of cooking, sustainability and seasonality through the use of our school garden. We are incredibly proud of the specialist food technology teaching space, called the Oliver Room, which is fully equipped with four specially-designed work spaces containing: hobs, oven, food preparation area, utensils and a washing/drying area. Every child at Bevington has the opportunity to follow a clear progression of skills from basic food hygiene, cutting and preparation skills and cooking skills to create and design a range of dishes that adhere to different dietary requirements and traditional cuisines. All pupils learn about sustainability and seasonality in a practical and enjoyable way in our school garden and where possible pupils help to grown the produce that they will be using in their recipes as well as sharing and tasting a wide variety of edible plants growing in the school garden.
Please see below for our Food Technology progression document: