How we teach DT.
DT is an important element of our society; through the innovation of new environmental products or the design of life-changing inventions. Globally there is so much more to do to make our planet a better place and improve the lives of our community. Well designed and innovative products can make a huge difference to the everyday lives of each one of us. Designers, engineers and architects help to shape our world and plan for our future.
At Fleetville Junior School, we strive to provide opportunities for children to develop their individual talents and discover their passion through learning about design and technology. Our curriculum provides children with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing, making and evaluating functional products to meet a specific design brief. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work. Children will learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
At our school, teaching DT means teaching our children to be risk takers, innovators, problem solvers and trailblazers. We want them to think about problems from different angles and different approaches to solving them. We strive for them to be inspired by DT and accomplish great things!
As well as teaching DT through out Learning Journeys, we also hold whole school DT weeks. This enables us to look at one of the key skills to be taught as part of the curriculum and track for progression. It also allows more time to be dedicated to reflecting on current skills and developing life skills which will help in later life.