Design and technology is about designing and creating something, for someone, for some purpose. It involves focusing on the 6 key areas of design technology: the user, design decisions, purpose, functionality, innovation and authenticity. Children investigate, plan, evaluate and using a wide range of materials in different situations to achieve different goals. Design and technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world and allow them to experience innovation and be creative. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas, and eventually making products and systems. Through the study of design and technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as of functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Our DT Curriculum at Hareside
Some projects that we have been up to
Year 3 have been making monsters.
Year 5 have been designing and making catapults.
Look at Year 6's fairground rides!