Design and Technology
Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products that solve real-world problems. At Emmaus we feel it is vital to nurture creativity and problem-solving skills through design. Design and Technology helps teach Maths, English and other life skills in an engaging manner and puts these subjects into context, making them easier to engage with and more understandable for our pupils.
At Emmaus we follow the ‘Project on a Page’ scheme of work, designed by the D&T Association. Each project concentrates on one aspect of DT with each having a ‘Key Focus’. Throughout the projects children acquire and develop ‘skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making’ (Dept. for Education 2013), as well as practical skills to help bring their products to life.
Our Concepts and Content Organiser shows what design and technology knowledge and skills are taught at each stage of children's development. Our Pedagogy document outlines how we teach DT and some of the thinking that informs our teaching.