At Woodford, we see Design Technology as vital to support children to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. In lessons, the children will build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. In every unit, they will critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others. It also gives our pupils chance to take risks within a safe environment, making products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. The areas that are covered across the key stages are cooking and nutrition, structures, mechanisms, electrical and mechanical systems, the digital world and textiles. Design Technology allows great opportunities for cross-curricular learning in mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.