Design & Technology
At Cavendish, we want our children to leave our school competent with a range of skills. It is important to us that children understand the importance of Design and Technology in everyday life. We want them to be able to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. In order to do this, children will take part in a DT day each term covering a range of skills linked to three key areas; Technology, Food and Textiles. Children will work together for a purpose, enjoying a full day of activities which will broaden their understanding and skills. This will not be the full extent of their DT experience in school - Design and Technology skills will also be embedded in many aspects of the curriculum and school events such as food workshops, textile classes (during GTBG afternoon) and Art linked to topic.
- Through a variety of creative/practical activities, children should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed in the process of designing and making.
- Be able to research and design purposeful, functional, appealing products and make these through using a range of tools/equipment.
- Explore and evaluate a range of existing products and evaluate their own ideas against design criteria.
- To approach Design and Technology with a purpose; a problem-solving mind-set, evaluating its effectiveness.