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Design Technology

DT Intent

At Indian Queens School DT is now stand alone and there are days set aside for DT. DT is accessible to all and is a subject that allows children to be creative, designing their own DT projects, being able to make and then evaluate. Time is allocated for DT projects where weeks are blocked out per year group, during each term, so that a project is completed with support of other members of staff. This allows the year groups to focus on a project and complete it within a week as a class with each child being involved. All children can access the curriculum as activities are adapted to the needs of individual children where needed.

DT is to be inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising, and capable citizens.

DT in the EYFS
DT in the Early Years starts from Nursery where children learn to use talk to express their ideas, learn to listen to new information and work with others. They use their personal, social and emotional development to think ahead, plan and adjust their creations by reviewing them. DT sits within the Expressive Arts And Design area of the EYFS curriculum which is developed from children making progress from the Prime Areas Of Learning. 
 

At Indian Queens School we want to allow children, through design and technology, to think imaginatively and creatively and to become more autonomous and effective problem solvers. The subject provides opportunity for collaboration, team working and communication – skills that are essential for future employment. We aim to provide children with a rich and enjoyable experience of design and technology, in which they can acquire and develop their own designing and making skills.

DT gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. It is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

DT provides pupils with opportunities to learn to deal with ambiguity; undertaking tasks without all the information necessary to complete them from the outset. Learning to cope with ambiguity is an important characteristic of a well-educated person. It will help to empower pupils and develop their self-confidence holistically.

 

DT is accessible to all and is a subject that allows children to be creative, designing their own DT projects, being able to make and then evaluate. All children are able to access the curriculum as activities are adapted to the needs of individual children where needed. DT is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

 

Our aim in DT is to:

  • Develop a love of DT and its ability to express creativity
  • Develop pupils abilities to hypothesise, synthesise and reflect upon ideas
  • Develop hands-on practical opportunities for pupils to explore working with a range of materials and tools
  • Develop opportunities for pupils to gain a deeper understanding of cooking, nutrition and safety precautions.
  • Further enhance social and emotional wellbeing in all children
  • Provide opportunities for all children to experience team work, collaboration and communication skills
  • Provide pupils with opportunities to combine their design and making skills with knowledge and understanding so that they learn to create quality products.
  • Provide opportunities to develop children’s leadership skills

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