“Design and Technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.”
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
Design and Technology to us is…
Design and Technology at Hillside aims to encourage interest in and enjoyment of the designing and making process. We want to give children an understanding of how to research into different products, the designing process – including testing ideas – and then making and evaluating their product.
This is achieved through a range of learning opportunities and experiences delivered through an enquiry approach as a curriculum enhancer. Children learn key knowledge and are encouraged to develop the skills of a designer such as how to strengthen the materials they use and how to evaluate the effectiveness of their product.
A year 6 designer will be able to:
- Generate and develop ideas through research, discussion, and prototypes.
- Select and use appropriate tools and materials.
- Use design criteria to evaluate their product.
- Prepare and cook a range of dishes using a variety of techniques.