Design and Technology
At Knights Enham Nursey and Infant School we believe 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.
Design Technology 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.
The curriculum states that when children are designing and making they should be taught to:
Children have a greater understanding of the process required when designing and are able to talk through each stage with increased confidence as they move through the EYFS to the end of KS1. Children are reflective learners and use evaluative skills to review their DT work. Children will be able to confidently communicate their ideas in a variety of ways, for example, by talking or drawing. We will be able to see that the children know more and remember in more in DT, through evidence in their planning, high quality DT work displayed around the school and pupil voice. Children will then start their next year of learning with the necessary skills and knowledge to build upon.
We believe that all our children have the right to
Powerful learning experiences – Feel safe and be happy – Be treated as individuals
We work together to respect
Everyone in our community regardless of difference
We realise that we all have a responsiblity to
Make the best contribution we can