Children are taught Design Technology from Year 4 onwards and focus on 3 key areas:
- Investigation and evaluation
- Understanding and learning about how things work
- Designing and making things for a particular function.
Children are given the opportunity to develop a range of design and practical skills and are encouraged to think creatively and to be inquisitive. Projects require them to understand and solve real world problems, use their imagination to develop design ideas, learn about the properties of materials and evaluate their own and existing products. Children also learn how key events and innovators have helped shape the world, while strong cross-curricular links are forged with Maths, Science, IT and Art.
This wide-ranging approach is designed to enhance our children’s problem-solving skills, embed a confidence in their creativity and ignite their interest in STEM subjects.