Design and Technology
Design and technology gives children the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of designing and building. This helps nurture their creativity and problem solving skills as they attempt to build and construct a range of varying products in the different year groups. Their learning stretches the children from using varying medias and techniques which include, sewing, moulding and constructing in order to create a quality product. Children are encouraged, right from the Early Years, to experiment with, and investigate, ways of building and crafting using various different materials.
As the children progress through the school, they also develop skills of evaluation and start to consider how they can alter their designs to create a product that best fits the success criteria. In KS2, children are able to evaluate their choice of materials, technique and process in order to improve their work through trial and error.
Design and technology is additionally used as a route to further investigate learning in science as well as the humanities topics. This way children are not just enjoying the process of building but are able to make cross curricular links through their investigations.
- To produce creative work, explore ideas and record their experiences.
- Become fluent in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft and design techniques.
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
- Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand historical and cultural development of their art forms.
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