Design Technology helps to prepare children to take part in our rapidly changing world. It involves creative thinking and problem solving. It is dynamic, practical and fun and requires great team-work as well as independence and resilience.
Design Technology is taught at all stages. Sometimes it is linked with the topic, for example designing and making an Anderson Shelter. At other times Design Technology teaches a skill, for example a “Structures and Bridges” module. Children have the opportunity to explore, design and create products out of clay, textiles, wood, card… They learn how to choose, measure and join materials efficiently and how to use a range of equipment safely
Some examples of DT work:
• Castles made out of boxes in Class 1
• Puppets in Class 2
• Tudor style houses in Class 3
• Bread in Class 4
At Witnesham children enjoy investigating different materials and discovering how they react in a variety of situations. Children like to be creative, and they enjoy the challenge of trying out something new. They ask brilliant questions about how things work and come up with some amazing ways of resolving problems.