Design & Technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow's rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. 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 to developing ideas, and eventually making products and systems. Through the study of design and technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of asesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as 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 children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
We have recently started working with the Kapow scheme for planning and teaching the D&T in school. Children are taught four strands of 'Designing, Making, Evaluating and Technical Knowledge' which run through each unit.