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Design and Technology Curriculum Book

by Clare Walsh


Mount Carmel
Catholic School
Our Design and Technology Curriculum
The Power of Learning through Design and Technology
'I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.'
Mark 10:10
Mount Carmel Values

Our aim is for every child to leave here an Ambassador of Christ.
Our values are deeply rooted in the high expectations that we have of each child in the school. Our Values permeate across the school through children's learning, friendships, behaviour and leadership.
Our values come from the Church.

C - consideration
H - helpfulness
U - unity
R - respect
C - commitment
H - honesty
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Our British Values

Our children learn about our British Values through 5 areas. These are discussed at whole school liturgies and during lunch times. We are committed to serving our community, with the strong belief that we are one school for all.
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Our Power Values

Our aim is for every child to leave with the power to make a positive change in the world. Through our subjects there are five themes that we believe are integral with teaching children how to become powerful adults.

We ensure that these themes run through our subjects. Children learn about 5 areas of power - Education, Religion, Resources, People and Legacy.
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Our aim for your child by the time they leave Mount Carmel in Design and Technology:-
To ensure that your child

 develops the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
 built and applied a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
 been able to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
 understands and applies the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
The Power of Learning
How Food Technology is taught across the school
Children are taught the importance of hygiene when cooking. Children will learn how to use the correct tools with care and precision, when cutting, stirring, mixing, peeling, grating etc.
Children will learn about the importance of healthy eating.
Understanding the difference 
between fruit and vegetables to know what food keeps them healthy. To know where fruit and vegetables grow. They will be making their own smoothies.
Will look at the hidden sugars within drinks. Designing and making their own wrap, which has a range of new foods in it. Choose between three different wrap types. Using the bridge and claw grip when chopping food.
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How Food Technology is taught across the school
Children to make Japanese fruit 
skewers with plum sauce, fruit crumble and a vegetable tart. Looking at cooking skills to create food that is healthy and from around the world.
For children to lead up to a Biscuit Bake Off – trying different recipes to see what makes the best biscuit. What biscuit would a rat like?
Children will need to consider biscuits they have tasted and the successes of the prototypes they have made. 
For children to learn about where their
food comes from. Looking at healthy food. Comparing
ingredients to make a dish healthier. Looking at packaging to make it ethical.
Research and prepare a three-course meal and taste-test and score their food. Research the journey of their main ingredient from ‘farm to fork’ or write a favourite recipe.
The Power of Learning
How Mechanisms are taught across the school
Children will develop small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently, including a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery.
Children will learn how to safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
To make a car for Beegu to travel around. To know how wheels
move, to fix a broken wheel, to race their designs for Beegu.
To understand the difference between Pivots, Linkages and Levers and design a animal that reflects all three skills. Evaluate and improve from others views. Children to create their own mechanical animals.