Design and Technology

What is Design and Technology and why do we teach it?

Design and Technology involves the application of knowledge and skills when designing and making products and helps to prepare children for the developing world. The activities we offer will enable our children to consider the needs of individuals and of society within the context of a caring community.

Design and Technology encourages children to use a range of materials and processes and to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. We aim to ensure that the activities undertaken will impact on the children’s local environment and support them in the wider world to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators

In the Early Years, pupils will experiment to create different textures and to manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect. They will construct with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources and simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.

During Key Stage 1, pupils learn how to think imaginatively and talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making. They build on their early childhood experiences of investigating objects around them. They explore how familiar things work and talk about, draw and model their ideas. They learn how to design and construct objects safely and may use ICT as part of this process.

During Key Stage 2, pupils work on their own and as part of a team at a range of designing and making activities. They think about what products are used for and the needs of the people who use them. They plan what has to be done and identify what works well and what could be improved in their own and other people’s designs. They draw on knowledge and understanding from other areas of the curriculum.


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