The Design and Technology curriculum at Earlswood provides opportunities for all children to develop a sense of ingenuity by being creative and using their imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems by considering their own needs and the needs of others. The curriculum is underpinned by the six key principles of Design and Technology: user, purpose, innovation, authenticity, design decisions and functionality. Design Technology is woven into the wider School curriculum, making cross-curricular links with Science and STEM and the foundation subjects linked to the children’s topic learning.
Being a 'Healthy School’, we at Earlswood are privileged to be able to offer our children a dedicated cookery room, which children have access to all year round. This is a key part of our DT curriculum, where children from Nursery to Year 6 are taught a range of skills to enable them to prepare enjoyable and balanced meals using nutritious ingredients. They are exposed to a wide range of different ingredients and try their hand at recreating dishes from all around the world. Children learn about where food comes from, the science of food and how to follow, write and adapt recipes, whilst honing a broad range of practical skills so that they leave Earlswood with the knowledge and skills to prepare enjoyable, healthy meals.