Skip to content ↓

Design and Technology

 

At Sheen Mount the Design and technology curriculum helps all children to become discerning and informed consumers and potential innovators. It provides children with a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made. By the time the children leave us in Year 6, they will have a secure grasp of practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. 

 Our aims are:

  • to develop creative thinking in children and to enable them to articulate what they like and dislike when engaged with the design and making process;

  • to enable children to articulate how things work, to draw and model their ideas;

  • to encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures;

  • to facilitate enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making;

  • to use computing software to assist our designing and learning process.

We teach the children at Sheen Mount to possess practical skills and knowledge for the following purposes:

  •  to develop creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

  •  to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

  •  to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

  • to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook basic dishes.