'Design is not just what it looks like, design is how it works.'
The three areas we focus on in Trotts hills are Food Technology, mechanisms and textiles.
'Making sandwiches is fun. I liked designing and choosing my food'. TC Year 2
'I love to design and make new things'. JA Year 6
Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject. The subject encourages children to learn and think creatively whilst testing and making. Children are encouraged to use their creativity, imagination, as well as independent thought, to design and make products within a variety of contexts. All children follow three areas of learning; mechanisms, textiles and food technology. This ensures that every child achieves a high level of skill-based learning throughout their academic career. Learning is made cross curricular where possible. All elements of learning are purposeful to the individual.
The Creative Crew will be supporting in all areas of the arts, including DT, art music and French.
Year 6 made and tested prototype kites before designing a kite to a specific brief and then making it. They especially enjoyed taking them outside to fly them!
Year 2 tried and tested a variety of breads focusing on their appearance, taste and smell.
LI: To investigate materials.
Year 6 investigated different materials for their Chinese inventions.