Design & technology provides children the opportnity to use their creativity and imagination to design and make a product. When making a product mistakes are made and this is a fantastic learning oportunity to children. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem-solvers and think as individuals and as part of a team – making positive changes to their quality of life.
At Ladbrooke JMI School we believe that all children should engage at a practical level in DT. Children will gain experiences of using a variety of tools and techniques. They will design and ten evaluate their own projects and look at the effectiveness of the project. They will understand and apply the principles of nutrition, food hygiene and health and safety. Using creativity and imagination, children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Children should learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. They will understand the impact of design and technology on daily life and a wider world.
Through the study of design & technology, children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design & technology assessing its use and impact on the world. Design & technology helps all children to become astute and informed future consumers and potential innovators.
As a school we looked at all the skills children need to learn and match the skills to each year group. The children then have the opportunity to build on their previous knowledge. The skills are identified and linked to our topic each term.
Here are some of our videos to show DT in action at Ladbrooke.7