Our Curriculum – Design and Technology
“Massive Minds, Huge Hearts, Guided by God”
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
Design and Technology is a practical subject, which always involves children in designing and making things that have a function. Its practical nature involves children in developing their own personal skills and knowledge of a wide range of materials and equipment.
In Key Stage One, children learn to think imaginatively and talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making. They build on their early childhood experiences of investigating objects around them. They explore how familiar things work and talk about, draw and model their ideas. They learn how to design and make safely and start to use ICT as part of their designing and making.
During Key Stage 2, pupils work on a range of designing and making activities. They think about what products are used for and the needs of the people who use them. They plan what has to be done and identify what works well and what could be improved in their own and other people’s designs. They draw on knowledge and understanding from other areas of the curriculum and use computers in a range of ways.