Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. At Leamington Community Primary School, we feel 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.
Design and Technology is about providing opportunities for children to develop their capability. By combining their design and making skills with knowledge and understanding they learn to create quality products. Children get the opportunity to make decisions for themselves and do practical work. They create products they can see, touch – and even taste and feel proud to have done so. Design and Technology brings learning to life. It is a motivating context for discovering literacy, mathematics, science, art, PSHE and ICT.
Design and Technology education involves two important elements – learning about the designed and made world and how things work, and learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes and users. Children acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of materials and components, mechanisms and control systems, structures, existing products, quality and health and safety.
They are encouraged to be creative and innovative, and are actively encouraged to think about important issues such as sustainability and enterprise.
Subject Leader: Stephanie Leach
Take a look:
Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
The National Curriculum for Design Technology – PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Design_and_technology
We also have a fantastic after school Cookery club ran by the wonderful Miss. Fredson. Here are some photographs of what the children have made what the children have to say about the club.