At Milstead, we believe that creativity and imagination are both vital in a child's education. Design technology provides all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education. Our curriculum will enable pupils to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. The lessons taught across the school are designed to develop skills and to draw on disciplines such as maths, science, engineering, computing and art. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, children develop a critical understanding of how aspects of DT have an impact on daily life both now and throughout history.
Our Design Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge and concepts to enable children to tackle real problems which are built on every year. It can improve analysis, practical capability, problem solving, imagination, and evaluation skills not only of their own products/designs but of the designs of others.
We believe in a plan, do, and review structure to DT where children will use research and inspiration to plan their final products, often learning techniques, before creating. After they have produced their piece they will have the chance to review and assess what they have done focusing on what they like, what went well and evaluating what they could change next time.
Click here to view our DT Curriculum Overview