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Design & Technology

Purpose:

Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skill, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. This subject also develops creativity through design and opportunities to evaluate and improve products.

Core learning:

  • To master practical skills
  • To design, make, evaluate and improve
  • To develop a passion for design and technology

Characteristics of Competency in Design and Technology:

  • An ability to work independently to develop ideas and concepts
  • An ability to innovate ideas
  • An ability to work efficiently and constructively with others
  • An ability to carry out research, show initiative and ask questions to develop designs and concepts
  • An ability to use different equipment and materials to make products
  • An ability to evaluate and improve products

 

Using and applying English and Maths within Design and Technology:

English:

Demonstration of skills taught within English lessons such as

  • Reports, brochures, fact files, instructions, descriptions.

Maths:

Demonstration of skills taught within Maths lessons such as

  • Data handling (statistics) for evaluations, accurate measurements, awareness of shape

Inclusion:

Teachers set high expectations for every pupil. They plan challenging work to enable all pupils to make good progress regardless of their academic ability or background. We expect all children to make good progress albeit from different starting points.