Design and Technology involves applying knowledge and skills when designing and making products. The activities undertaken will enable our children to consider the needs of individuals and society within a caring community. Undertaking Design and Technology activities in school will also give children opportunities to use a range of materials and processes and to work independently as well as part of a team.
Here at Hallwood Park we aim to make Design and Technology an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination our 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. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our pupils learn how to take risks and innovative. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life in the wider world.
In the Foundation stage, children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This splits areas of learning and development into three ‘prime’ areas and four ‘specific’ areas. Design and Technology is covered under ‘Exploring and using media and materials’ which is a ‘specific’ area of learning.
Throughout their time in the Early Years children will have the opportunity to:
In Key Stages 1 and 2, and in accordance with the new National Curriculum, children will have the opportunity to: