DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
'D&T in primary schools develops young children's skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. D&T encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.' - DATA (Design and Technology Association) www.data.org.uk
All children will be:
- Given a design brief and asked to create a product that fits with the design criteria with the end user in mind
- Given the opportunity to investigate, disassemble and evaluate products
- Asked to carry out focussed practical tasks
- Asked to design make and evaluate using the 6 key DT essentials of user, purpose, innovation, authenticity, functionality and design decisions.
The development of Design and Technology proficiency at Morley Victoria is achieved through opportunities and experiences across the whole curriculum. Our D&T curriculum enables pupils to take part in a broad range of practical activities directly concerned with: identifying needs; generating ideas; planning and designing; making and testing; evaluating embodying the principle of designing something, for somebody for some purpose
Design and Technology spans and links the whole curriculum together for our pupils. In primary school it has its roots in imaginative play, art, science and computing. We want all children at Morley Victoria to learn to think innovatively, to question and explore the practical world around them and to develop a positive, growth mind-set approach to their learning through use of an iterative design process.
Food Technology is a very important strand of the D&T curriculum at Morley Victoria. We strive to provide all our children with the opportunity to learn about making healthy food choices and the importance of a balanced diet. We also encourage them to design and make recipes alongside developing basic but essential cooking skills - see our cooking page for more details.
Top 5 Reads:
- The Little Inventors Handbook D Wilcox
- Awesome Engineering Activity for Kids C Schul
- How to be an Engineer C Vorderman
- Little Kids First Big Book of How National Geographic
- Curiosity - The Story of the Mars Rover M Motum