The key aim of Design Technology is to “learn how to contribute toward and intervene creatively and constructively to improve the made world in a rapidly changing technological society”. (DATA)
Design Technology fosters learning through doing and provides an excellent basis for enhancing and consolidating work in other areas of the curriculum. Design Technology draws on skills from the Art, Science and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Curriculum. Our children are involved in a variety of different projects, often linked to topic work. Presently Art is used as a vehicle for the teaching of Design Technology. We are currently reviewing, re-designing and extending our DT curriculum as part of the school’s on-going evaluation and forward development.
Group work is a feature of our Design Technology lessons. Children are encouraged to work collaboratively on projects. This fosters personal, social and emotional life skills, giving the opportunity to listen to, appreciate and support peers.
As well as experiencing DT within the taught curriculum, children in Year Two have the opportunity to plan, design, test and evaluate products during Construction Club; a weekly extra- curriculum activity.