Construction is a natural activity to a child and this interest can be fostered through following a design technology programme. Activities are designed to enable children to develop their skills and knowledge. Children will have opportunities to investigate, disassemble and evaluate existing products.
They will also take part in focused practical tasks and ‘design and make’ assignments. Children are encouraged to work independently, in pairs and in groups. The teacher’s role in this is to provide meaningful contexts in which the children carry out activities in a stimulating and fun to learn environment.
Children have opportunities to work with a range of materials including sheet materials, materials for making frameworks, mouldable material, textiles, food, electrical and mechanical components and construction kits. DT is a very cross curricular subject and one where we encourage children to apply skills, knowledge and understanding from other subjects, in particular, Mathematics, Science, I.C.T and English.