Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject with the following aims - to ensure children:
This area of the curriculum involves children in looking at a variety of objects and themes, being creative in coming up with their own designs, making things based on their design and evaluating their success along the way. These projects can lead children in making all kinds of wonderful things!
The core process is to design, make and evaluate while learning key skills and technical knowledge.
Design Technology (DT) projects are often linked to class topics and learning is often 'blocked' so that a particular project may be developed over several consecutive days.
Younger children develop their DT skills through child-initiated activities of cutting, gluing, joining and creating. They are taught to review their own work and consider ways to overcome problems they have met along the way.