Design Technology

 

Intent 

To inspire the design, construction and evaluation of models by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

The Importance of DT

Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skill, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Ultimately, children learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens, whilst utilising a range of communicative skills to express and present their designs.

 

Aims

At Grove Vale we aim to:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. 
  •  build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. 
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others. 

understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

 

The National Curriculum Aims to:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. 
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  •  critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others. 
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Opportunities 

At Grove Vale children have the opportunity to:

  • design products and systems 
  • construct 2D and 3D work using a variety of tools 
  • explore food technology with a link to healthy eating 
  • appreciate the need to use tools correctly and safely 
  • evaluate their design and finished product 
  • modify their design when necessary 
  • develop and use DT vocabulary