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Design and Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject. Children’s interests are captured through themed and immersive learning which gives children motivation and meaning for their D&T learning. At Stoke, we deliver a high-quality Design and Technology curriculum where the children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. By having a clear context for the DT product, this promotes problem solving for a product that can be used in the real world by a specific demographic. The Design and Technology curriculum aims to provide meaningful and memorable experiences which develop the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product, this is a key skill which they need throughout their life. Throughout the Design and Technology curriculum, there are opportunities for children to work both independently and in groups so that skills such as self-expression and communication are fostered.


Through Design and Technology at Stoke, we strive for the children to: 


Design:  - Design purposeful and functional products for themselves and other specific users based on a design criteria.  -Develop, model, and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates and, where appropriate, mock-ups.  


Make:  -Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing) 


Evaluate:  -Explore and evaluate a range of existing products.  -Evaluate their own ideas and products against a design criteria.  


Technical knowledge:  -Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.  -Explore and use mechanisms (for example, wheels and axles, levers and sliders) in their finished products. 

Design and Technology Progression of Skills