DT leader - Mrs Darby
Design and technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow's rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas, and eventually making products and systems. Through the study of design and technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental
issues, as well as of functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Aims and objectives
At Cradley C of E Primary school we aim to make design and technology interesting and enjoyable. We aim to equip children with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to develop ideas, plan and make products and evaluate them.
Our objectives in the teaching of design and technology are: