Design Technology at Redland School is an important part of the curriculum that promotes children’s skills in designing and making. They have opportunities to explore artefacts and raise questions related to design and purpose. They will be taught to select appropriate materials and use equipment safely. They are encouraged to refine and redraft their ideas and become critical in their making to meet the needs of design specifications.
At Redland, we believe that for our children to progress in Design Technology, they need a careful balance of direct teaching, team work and independence. They are given opportunities to experiment and explore in the creation of models and structures. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on other subject areas such as mathematics, science, engineering,
computing and art.
Throughout their time at Redland, children will experience a range of Design Technology opportunities and work with a variety of materials.