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Our intent in DT is to develop children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. Children are encouraged to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team and will combine practical skills with a design process that solves real and relevant problems. The children will be particularly challenged in terms of two of our school values: perseverance and creativity.
Our DT curriculum is delivered through projects that include the three stages of design, make and evaluate. Some projects are topic based e.g. Viking boats, some are relevant to our unique school environment e.g. hedgehog homes, some relevant to religious celebrations e.g. pop up cards and some are enterprise projects such as making items to be sold at our school fayre. These projects are implemented through a mixture of whole class teaching and individual/group activities. Children are given the opportunity to critically evaluate their own work and that of others.
Children have skills, use technical vocabulary and use tools appropriate to their age group. Children can apply their knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning, making products and evaluating. Through DT activities at Edwalton children will take risks, be reflective, innovative, enterprising and resilient.