Design and technology helps to prepare children for the developing world
The subject encourages children to become creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. Design and Technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators. It should assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made.
At Key Stages 1 and 2 Design and Technology is made up of 5 key content areas. These are:
- Electrical Systems
- Cooking and Nutrition
At Lindens Primary School, we follow the ‘Design, Make, Evaluate’ approach to the teaching of D.T, as outlined in the National Curriculum Programmes of Study document. We again have chosen to teach this not as a stand-alone subject but through our Creative Curriculum.
Children are encouraged to be inquisitive about the way products work. We encourage both asking and answering questions in order to deepen children’s understanding of product and product design. Whilst making their products, staff will guide them through the technical skills they will require, modelling good practice and highlighting safety considerations with the children. Through the evaluation stage of our ‘Plan, Make, Evaluate’ approach, children are encouraged to reflect upon their final products, considering how they could have altered their design or techniques to impact the overall appearance and usability of their product.
Children in Upper Juniors (Years 5 and 6) also get the opportunity to plan a project and work with a wider variety of tools and equipment during their work with our residential artist - Lindsay Chalford Brown during the Summer Term.
Please read the documents below to find out more about D.T at Lindens Primary School:-