Design and Technology at Lime Tree encourages creative thinking and acts as a stand along subject in all ages across both key stages. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. We identify children’s needs within Design and Technology and provide opportunities for them to respond by developing their ideas and making unique products, again through a project based approach.
Through the study of Design and Technology practical skills we offer an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices are put into practice. This therefore allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts.
The aims of design and technology are:
- To develop imaginative and creating thinking in children and enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making;
- To enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model
- To encourage children to select appropriate and relevant tools and techniques when making a product.
- To follow health and safety requirements.