Design Technology is a creative and practical subject which provides opportunities for all children to design and make quality products. It involves children in developing an understanding of the ways in which people have designed products in the past and present to meet their needs.
Design Technology in EYFS
Children will have the opportunity to explore and develop the following skills through topics which are of interest to them.
- construct with a purpose in mind
- using and join construction materials,
- manipulate materials,
- use and select appropriate tools and techniques to shape and assemble materials.
- Design Technology in KS1 and KS2
Throughout KS1 and KS2 the children will have the opportunity to design and make products with a focus on developing skills in the following: mechanisms, structures, food, textiles and control.
In each unit they will investigate, disassemble and evaluate products. They will learn and practise new skills through a series of focused practical tasks. Pupils will then complete a 'design and make assignment' where they will apply what they have learned to make a product for a specific purpose.