Children at The Glebe are encouraged to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. DT affords children many opportunities to problem solve both as individuals and as members of a team. Through DT our children are given opportunities to take risks, reflect and evaluate the outcomes.
Design Technology is delivered through a range of creative and practical activities. The children are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to partake in processes of designing and making. Wherever possible, DT work is topic based and linked to other subjects such as mathematics, science, computing and art. Design and technology lessons tend to be taught as a block so that children’s learning is focused throughout each unit of work.
Key skills drawn upon through DT include: Researching, designing, making, evaluating and developing technical skills
Through the teaching of Design Technology we aim to ensure our children develop the creative, technical and practical skills needed in order to design and make products for a wide range of users and to critique, evaluate and test their ideas. We hope Design Technology builds children’s confidence to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.