Design & Technology – curriculum information

Our lead teacher for design and technology is Miss White.

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.

During DT sessions, children are encouraged to be inquisitive about the way products work.

We encourage both asking and answering questions in order to deepen children’s understanding of product and product design. They will use market research to inform their designs and, as they move up through the school, will be encouraged to draw detailed designs and make prototypes in order to refine their designs before creating their final piece.

Whilst making their products, staff will guide them through the technical skills they will require, modelling good practice and highlighting safety considerations with the children. Through the evaluation stage of our ‘Plan, Make, Evaluate’ approach, children are encouraged to reflect upon their final products, considering how they could have altered their design or techniques to impact the overall appearance and usability of their product.

Information for families

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Big Design Project

To celebrate such a special occasion, we hosted a garden party for our friends and families and enjoyed a special picnic lunch with our family groups. Every child in the school contributed to the decorations through their work in textiles. In Years 2-6, children practiced their precision sewing skills, bringing their bunting designs to life ready for the big day.

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