D.T. Subject Lead: Emma Wiles
To develop our children’s creative vision, we aim to do this in every possible way at Woodland through Design and Technology. We believe that the children’s understanding of key developments in history will broaden through researching important individuals and their inventions. Design and Technology gives our children the opportunity to be creative, solve problems and learn skills that they will use in their future careers. They learn about materials, processes and tools to be able to make different things with a variety of materials. Through this, the children develop practical skill to help themselves and apply their knowledge from other subjects.
The fundamental skills, knowledge and concepts of Design and Technology are set out in the following areas: Design, make, evaluate, technical knowledge and food including nutrition. It enables children to critique, assess and test their own ideas and products and the work of others. Encouraging children to problem-solve, make on-going changes and improvements during the design and make process, children find solutions that will teach them to deal with uncertainty while developing organisational and other life skills. They learn to appreciate the needs of others and build an environment that is likely to promote the impact of future technologies.