Design and Technology
Design and Technology allows pupils to make real life links between their work and the work of engineers, architects, and designers, etc. Design and Technology compliments subjects such as Art and Design, Science, and Computing. Work often connects with on-going topics in these areas which allow pupils to understand the importance of designing and making in everyday life. It allows them to become aware of how technology is all around us and how technology advances.
Pupils are encouraged to investigate, plan, adopt and evaluate their work whilst working on their own, in pairs and small groups. This develops their cooperation and understanding of how people have differing areas of strength and expertise. Pupils gain an awareness of materials, structures, mechanisms and controls whilst considering what the product will be used for and the needs of those who use them. They pupils learn how to safely use a variety of tools under supervision to create quality products.