Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design, make and evaluate products that address specific requirements. At Anstey we aim to do this while promoting enjoyment, curiosity and pride in our students’ achievements. We want our children to embrace challenges enthusiastically and be ambitious in their designs. We will encourage them to be inquisitive, by allowing them to be independent and take ownership of their learning, and by providing them with opportunities to take creative risks. We will support our pupils to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically and safely using finite materials carefully. The skills and confidence our pupils gain in DT will prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life.
In accordance with the National Curriculum, pupils at our school will have a wide range of opportunities to design, make and evaluate products that make links with other subjects. Our lessons plan for the progression of technical knowledge, key skills and concepts throughout the year groups. They will use stiff and flexible materials, textiles and food to produce quality products that solve genuine, relevant problems. Opportunities and support will be given for them to develop their practical skills in choosing appropriate materials and in using equipment safely and accurately.