Design and Technology (ER/KB)
Design and Technology (DT) aims to prepare children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages them to think creatively and to solve problems, as part of a team or as individuals. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually making products. One of the key values of DT is that it provides an opportunity for children to develop an understanding of technological processes, products, their manufacture and application, and the contribution of technology to our society. Most importantly, DT is a fun and exciting subject which allows the children to express themselves and their ever inventive ideas!
In Early Years, DT is part of children's creative development. They learn to handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control. The skills of creating with a purpose, designing to make, evaluation and critical analysis are an integral part of the KS2 curriculum. At Key Stages 1 and 2, DT is developed as part of our creative curriculum i.e. linking to other curriculum areas.