At the Greetland Academy, Design and Technology is an engaging, creative and practical subject. The Greetland Curriculum offers pupils away to build and apply their imagination and technical knowledge by designing and making products within a variety of contexts. It draws on a broad range knowledge from across the subjects and has opportunities to apply other disciplines such as Mathematics, Science, Computing and Art in a meaningful way. Design and Technology is taught for 3 half terms of the year which is alternated with Art & Design.
The content of each unit is categorised into 5 areas:
Structures, Mechanisms, Textiles, Cooking and Nutrition
and Electrical Systems (This is taught only in KS2)
These core categories are taught discreetly and are revisited and built on overtime as children progress towards the end of Key Stage 2.
The units are centred on the ‘Design, Make, Evaluate’ cycle:
The PhunkyFoods Programme aims to help early years settings and primary schools to deliver a whole-settings approach to healthy lifestyles and to engage with all pupils, and their families, in promoting tangible health behaviour changes in a fun, lively and positive manner.
The PhunkyFoods mission is to improve the dietary and physical activity habits of young children (aged 2-11 years) across the UK by helping to create supportive learning environments for health in early years settings and primary schools. Rapid increases in childhood obesity prevalence means that we must help empower children, alongside their families and communities, to take control over their wellbeing to enable them to live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives.
The PhunkyFoods Programme aims to help early years settings and primary schools to deliver a whole-school approach to healthy lifestyles and to engage with all pupils, and their families, in promoting tangible health behaviour changes in a fun, lively and positive manner.
PhunkyFoods Information for Parents
The Greetland Academy’s PhunkyFoods Engagement and Development Co-ordinator is Helena Glancey.