Design and Technology Curriculum Statement
At Cranford Park Academy, our aim is for Design and Technology to be a practical subject. It provides opportunities for all children to design, construct and evaluate products using a variety of appropriate skills and materials; woodwork, textiles and food technology. We believe that this subject area prepares pupils to interact with and understand the world. It provides them with the resilience to face challenges and follow instructions whilst teaching them to use a variety of materials with a knowledge of health and safety. We want pupils to develop a ‘can do’ attitude where their ideas and creativity in designing new structures and recipes are recognised.
At Cranford Park Academy, children develop the skills required to design and make a range of products in electronics, computing, engineering, CAD, CAM, robotics, materials and textiles technology. They also develop business critical skills in problem-solving, innovation and team-work.