Design and Technology
During their early primary years at Dovelands, children learn how to think imaginatively and talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making. They build on their early childhood experiences of investigating objects around them. They explore how familiar things work and talk about, draw and model their ideas. They learn how to work independently or with a partner.
As children get older, they work in different groupings on a range of designing and making activities. They think about what products are used for and the needs of the people who use them. They plan what has to be done and identify what works well and what could be improved in their own and other people's designs. They draw on knowledge and understanding from other areas of the curriculum.
The key strands of design and technology teaching and learning are disassembly, focussed practical tasks, developing ideas, planning and making products and evaluating them.
Health and Safety issues overarch all our teaching with the children being made aware of possible risks and taught how to use equipment and resources safely.