National Curriculum
Design and Technology

National Curriculum of England Hands-On Education Activity
DT2/1.1a use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
    DT2/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
      DT2/1.2a select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks accurately
        DT2/1.2b select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
          DT2/1.3a investigate and analyse a range of existing products
            DT2/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
              DT2/1.3c understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world
                DT2/1.4a apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
                  DT2/1.4b understand and use mechanical systems in their products
                    DT2/1.4c understand and use electrical systems in their products
                      DT2/1.4d apply their understanding of computing to programme, monitor and control their products
                        DT2/2.1a understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
                          DT2/2.1b cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet
                            DT2/2.1c become competent in a range of cooking techniques [for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes]
                              DT2/2.1c understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients

                                Prioritising the National Curriculum: Our Approach at Hands-On Education for Design and Technology

                                At Hands-On Education, we believe that the national curriculum is essential for providing children with a high-quality education. We place a great deal of importance on integrating as many curriculum elements as possible into our framework. Our aim every academic year is to create educational and engaging activities that are linked to at least one national curriculum point. However, our ultimate goal is to make learning enjoyable and interactive for children.

                                We understand that the National Curriculum for England is a crucial tool that prepares primary school students for future success. With its emphasis on developing key skills and a wide range of subject areas, the curriculum helps ensure that students are well-equipped to face the challenges of the modern world. Therefore, we strive to provide parents and teachers with simple yet effective activities that they can implement effortlessly.

                                In conclusion, we believe that prioritizing the national curriculum is vital for providing children with a well-rounded education that will help them succeed in the future. Our approach at Hands-On Education for Design and Technology is to integrate as many curriculum elements as possible while still making learning enjoyable and interactive for children. By doing this, we hope to help children develop the skills they need to thrive in the modern world.

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