Design & Technology
Welcome to Dines Green Community Primary School’s Design and Technology Curriculum page, we hope that you find some useful information about the National D&T Curriculum and what to expect from D&T being taught at Dines Green.
Design and 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 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 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.
There are two strands to Design and Technology, Designing and Making and Cooking and Nutrition. Cooking and nutrition teaches children about were food comes from and looks into seasonality of ingredients and how they are grown caught and reared.
In both Key stages children are taught about the importance of making on-going changes and improvements during making stages. Children look at products already on the market, making prototypes and evaluating their products.
In KS2 the more emphasis is put on creating ‘innovative’ products, the introduction of computing and coding of products and researching key events and individuals.
Visit the the Design and Technology National Curriculum page for more information. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-design-and-technology-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-design-and-technology-programmes-of-study