Through a variety of creative and practical activities, children are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an interactive process of designing and making. They work in a range of relevant contexts, for example, the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment.
Design and Technology is mainly a practical subject in which the children learn a variety of developmental procedures and skills. It is a subject which involves the creative application of the principle of science and draws on knowledge and understanding from a wide range of subjects, to solve practical problems. Through activity in Design and Technology, children can learn how to explore, understand, control and improve aspects of their own environment.
Children will have the opportunity to:
(a) express, communicate and clarify ideas.
(b) use a range of materials.
(c) choose the most appropriate materials for a task.
(d) use equipment effectively and safely.
(e) apply knowledge, skills and experiences in order to develop activities.
(f) test, modify and adapt ideas.
(g) evaluate their own work and the products of others.
(h) work independently and co-operatively.