Design and Technology
What does DT look like at Blaby Stokes Primary School?
In our school, Design and Technology skills are taught through a variety of creative and practical activities needed to engage in the process of designing, making and evaluating. Our children work on projects where they will need to design purposeful, functional and appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria. They will learn how to generate and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing and model making whilst knowing how to use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks. In lessons, our children will explore and evaluate a range of existing products as well as evaluating their own ideas and products against a design brief.
As part of their work with food, our pupils will be taught how to cook and learn about nutrition and healthy eating.
Why is it important to teach DT?
Design and Technology prepares children to deal with tomorrows rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by 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 industry. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, it's uses and impacts.