Design & technology prepares our children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem-solvers and think as individuals and as part of a team – making positive changes to their quality of life. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems. Through the study of design & technology, children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design & technology assessing its use and impact on the world. Design & technology helps all our children to become astute and informed future consumers and potential innovators.
We provide varied learning opportunities which aim to develop not only children’s technical skill in design & technology; but also to develop their wider knowledge of product design and their ability to apply vocabulary accurately.
Design & technology links well with many other subjects, such as art, maths and science and we carefully plan these links to ensure they are meaningful.