design Technology

Curriculum SubjectsDesign Technology

Design Technology

At Jolesfield, we value DT as an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.  We aim for the pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and as members of a team. In DT, pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

Aims

The Programme of Study for the National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • work with a range of materials and components to make products. These include textiles, food, construction kits (including electronics) and sheet materials.
  • design and make good quality products.
  • produce work using a variety of materials and processes.
  • acquire creative and technical skills.
  • formulate opinions about designs
  • evaluate their designs and products.
  • communicate their ideas orally and visually.
  • develop an interest in D & T.
  • are encouraged to think for themselves
  • develop and use the language/vocabulary of D & T, to observe and record information
  • Design Technology Progression of Skills and Knowledge
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