DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Design and Technology helps to prepare children for the developing world. The subject encourages children to become creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of Design and Technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. Design and Technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators. It should assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made.
Our Design Technology curriculum is based on the planning provided by the Design Technology Association. This program enables us as a school to plan and teach successful DT projects each term that cover the National Curriculum requirements. Through our teaching, pupils are given the opportunity to design, create and evaluate functional products in a range of different projects, and in a variety of different contexts with users and purposes in mind. Each term’s project addresses a particular aspect of the subject. At KS1, these are mechanisms, structures, food and textiles; and at KS2 are mechanical systems, electrical systems, structures, food and textiles.