Design and Technology
At Pelham, Design and Technology is fun! Through the teaching of DT children have the opportunity to express their creativity through designing and making.
It encourages the children to be creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team and enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas, and eventually making products and systems.
They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues and will be given opportunities to improve their learning and quality of their finished product through careful evaluation throughout the designing and making process. Children will also be taught to handle and use tools with care and with awareness of health and safety issues.
The National Curriculum for DT aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
Click on the link below for an overview of the DT topics taught across each year group, throughout the year.
For a detailed description of the skills and knowledge taught in each Key Stage, click here to download the National Curriculum for Design and Technology.