Design and Technology is a subject that focuses on four main aspects of learning
- developing practical skills through engaging in making a range of products
- enhancing personal skills such as effective decision making and working co-operatively with others
- responding to challenges that create an opportunity to apply flair, creativity and ingenuity
- applying knowledge of concepts linked with other key subjects such as mathematics, ICT and scienceProjects are planned so that children are engaging with activities connected with the topics as defined in the ‘Dimensions’ curriculum along with links to other curricular areas such as literacy. This aims to ensure that children perceive their learning tasks as purposeful with clear goals.
Recent examples have been: preparing food for a ‘Greek Feast’ in Year 3 as part of the ‘It’s all Greek To Me!’ theme and making small sailing dinghies form balsa wood linked to an in depth study of the Michael Morpurgo novel, ‘Why The Whales Came’.