D&T in primary schools develops young children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. D&T encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.
DATA (The Design & Technology Association) www.data.org.uk
Design and Technology is a way of learning, which spans and links the whole curriculum. In primary school it has its roots in imaginative play, art and science. We want all children at Kehelland Village School to think innovatively, to question and explore the practical world around them and to develop a positive and passionate approach to their learning, through creative design. We want to instil the ethos at the heart of all good design - to design, test, make and evaluate...
something... for someone... for some purpose
We aim to help our children at Kehelland Village School develop: enjoyment and pride in their technological and creative abilities; a keen and passionate interest in creating functional and user-focused designs and products; communication, cooperation and collaboration skills; confidence, perseverance and the ability to critically self-reflect and evaluate their design decisions, making valuable connections across the curriculum. We want children to challenge themselves with innovative and bold design, applying an iterative, problem-solving approach alongside critical thinking to show a deeper understanding of the design process.