Subject Leader: Miss S Downes
Design & Technology prepares children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem-solvers and think as individuals and as part of a team – making positive changes to their quality of life. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems. Through the study of Design & Technology, children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design & technology assessing its use and impact on the world. Design & Technology helps all children to become astute and informed future consumers and potential innovators.
Key Changes to the Design & Technology Curriculum
Products to be made for a purpose.
Ensure individuality in children’s design and construction of products.
Two strands: Designing and Making and Cooking and Nutrition.
More emphasis on creating ‘innovative’ products in KS2.
Teaching the importance of making on-going changes and improvements during making stages.
Looking into seasonality of ingredients and how they are grown, caught or reared.
The introduction of computing and coding of products in KS2.
Researching key events and individuals in KS2