Design Technology allows pupils to exercise their creativity through designing and making. Skills are taught progressively as the children move through the school. Evaluation is a key part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product - a key skill which they need throughout their life. Children are encouraged to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art. Pupils will also learn basic cooking skills.
All teaching of DT follows the design, make and evaluate cycle.
The design process should be rooted in real life, relevant contexts.
While making, children should be given a choice of tools and materials to select from.
At the evaluation stage, children will discuss what worked well in relation to the original design brief and consider any changes or improvements they could make.
DT is usually taught in short blocks.