At Merdon, children are taught to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product. In all areas of Design and Technology, the children are encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their designs and requirements of the product. Every child has the opportunity to learn and extend their understanding, experience and application in the use of technology, including I.C.T, in as wide a variety of situations.
As well as delivering the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for Design and Technology, we also aim to develop imaginative thinking in our children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making. We enable children to talk about how things work, and teach them the skills to draw and share their ideas. During lessons, we encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures.
We give the children the opportunity to explore attitudes towards the ‘made’ world and how we live and work within it; as well as developing an understanding of technological processes, products, and their manufacture, and their contribution to our society. Ultimately, we aim to foster enjoyment, satisfaction and a purpose in designing and making.