'Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and enhance their technical skills. Pupils learn to become more resourceful, innovative and enterprising. They learn to evaluate past and present designs, and develop a critical understanding'.
Products of Design and Technology is all around us. From the dresses that we wear to the laptops and computers that we use, they have been carefully designed, made and evaluated. Our aim is to ensure that the children have the opportunity to develop an understanding of technological processes, products, how they are made and their uses. We want to provide these opportunities so that children can develop a curiosity and interest in the designed and made world whilst also providing for them, opportunities to develop skills and techniques using a range of tools and materials safely.
We have carefully designed our curriculum to ensure that children are taught a variety of different skills within the areas of Design and Technology from the National Curriculum. These include, mechanisms and mechanical systems, food, electrical systems, textiles and structures. The skills we teach in each year group is designed to build upon the children’s previous learning. Our learning journey is based upon the following principles, design, make and evaluate.
Each term we dedicate a whole day to Design and Technology. This allows the children to fully immerse themselves in the products that they are designing and making. It also enables the children to evaluate the effectiveness of their products and final outcomes.