“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Henry Ford
Design and Technology in primary schools develops young children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. Design and Technology encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.
At St Francis we aim to give our children the skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed and made world and to harness the benefits of technology. The children learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative and how to make creative use of resources including digital technology to improve the world around them.
Children are given opportunities to use creativity and imagination to make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Children are also encouraged to take risks and to work collaboratively – becoming more resourceful and capable.
DT in action
In Early Years we aim to provide our children with experiences that form the foundation for later work in DT. These early experiences include asking questions about how things work, investigating and using a variety of construction kits, materials, tools and products, developing making skills and handling appropriate tools and construction materials safely and with increasing control. Look out for the children getting to grips with our new and exciting resource 'Make Do' which allows them to explore with child friendly saws, screws and screw drivers.