Aims and Objectives
Our aims in the teaching of Design Technology are that the children are given an experience in the three main stages of creativity: designing and planning, creating from plans (as individuals, small groups, large groups, selected groups, free groups), and evaluating project work.
The Design processes that are introduced and implemented throughout all project work play a very large part in each project within the design and technology department. The idea is to introduce some of the many types of drawing and presentational styles. The use of many different materials during the constructional stage of any given project is actively encouraged, in order to give the children an appreciation of the different properties of those different materials. The final stage is arguably the most important, that is the evaluation of each project, what has been learnt, what could be changed, are the sorts of questions which are encouraged to be asked. I strongly believe that these are skills for life.
Much of the project work is centred around cross-curricular links in order to help the children to create an all round image of those topics. This is an ever evolving and developing area of the DT curriculum, which is dependent on developments within other subject curriculum’s