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Design Technology

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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