Design Technology is a practical subject which involves children designing and making products that have purpose. Children are encouraged to find solutions to practical problems, to use their creative and scientific mind to produce pieces of work that have meaning.
At St Francis Primary School and we teach Design Technology through a creative curriculum, it is also integrated through a topic based approach (Other Faiths, Sports Week etc.) and through the current national curriculum. DT is all about creative problem solving helping to develop many important skills and allows children to use their imagination to bring learning to life. They learn through experimenting, designing, drawing and testing to make fantastic working end products. Opportunities for learning include designing and making a playground and puppets to designing healthy sandwiches, developing flavours for biscuit making and about how bread can contribute to a balanced diet.
Children are taught the importance of the entire process, from the planning, skills involved, making the product, and are given the opportunity to evaluate and reflect on their work.