Design and Technology
“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 within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.”
In our school, in Years One and Two, we teach Design and Technology within our creative topics. These topics are on a two year cycle and each term is made up of mini themes, which allow the children to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across several curriculum areas. Once a term the whole school takes part in a creative week, during which children create a range of craft activities, and then their creations are displayed in the hall for parents to view.
The specific Design and technology learning objectives are to: