Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually making products and systems.
Through the study of Design and Technology, they 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 and Technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and Technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Curriculum Adaptations for September 2020/2021
A thorough risk assessment has been carried out for all areas within the DT curriculum. With this in mind, the units under: ‘Food and Nutrition’ have been amended so that no cooking will take place using our design room facilities such as the cookers. However, to avoid ‘gaps’ in pupils learning, food preparation skills will take place within classrooms. Similarly, for the ‘Structures’ unit, pupils will no longer need to bring in scrap material from home; instead, all resources will be provided by the school. Finally, pupils will continue to have a rich learning experience within DT, using equipment that has been thoroughly sanitised or quarantined for three days to ensure it is safe to use.