Design and Technology encourages children to be independent, creative thinkers and problem solvers. This in turn helps to prepare children for the developing world and encourages them to become curious and creative problem-solvers, not only as individuals but also as part of a team.
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination and practical activities, our pupils will design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Teachers through whole class, group or individual teaching will ensure that the children will apply their knowledge and understanding when developing, planning, and evaluating. The children will develop their resilience by learning how to take risks. This will enable them to become resourceful, creative and skilful citizens.
As they evaluate their work using the understanding of past and present design and technology, they will “develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world”. (NC)