The Design & Technology curriculum provides children with creative and challenging ways to develop their designing and making skills. Each class undertakes three projects each year, which build on prior learning, developing existing skills whilst, introducing new ones. During each project children will engage in activities that enable them to:
· Investigate, dissemble & evaluate products
· Undertake focused practical tasks (to practise skills)
· Design & make products for a purpose and specific audience
· Evaluate their own and others’ work
The projects undertaken will cover varied themes as structures, textiles, mechanisms, electrical control & food technology. Children will take part in projects such as designing and making a textiles puppet, controllable vehicle, pneumatically controlled monster, erupting volcanoes using moldable materials and fruit smoothies, to name a few!
All children will use a wide range of tools appropriate to the unit of work and under careful health and safety guidance, whilst learning how to recognise hazards and take appropriate action.