Design and Technology

Approach

 “Tell me and I forget – show me and I may remember – let me do it, and I learn – learning through making works!” (Prue Leith, Leith’s School of Food and Wine)

“D&T is a perfect example of head and hands working together. Having to think about purposes and users for their products is much more demanding than simply following instructions to make something. Children have to think and plan, as well as do and create. This can be challenging but extremely satisfying - as well as great fun!” (The Design and Technology Association – www.dandtprimary.org.uk)

 

 

The curriculum for Design and technology aims to ensure that all our pupils

  • Begin to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • Build and apply knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality products
  • Review, evaluate and test their ideas and products
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook

Design and Technology is an important part of the curriculum as it offers pupils opportunities to think imaginatively and become creative problem solvers. It develops many important skills from across the curriculum, and can bring learning to life. Pupils learn to design and make products safely. We value not just an end product; the whole process empowers children to make informed choices and decisions and take risks as they develop their ideas.