At Airy Hill, the teaching and learning of Design and Technology is used to provide all children with opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge in practical design, construction, engineering and problem-solving skills to create quality products. They are encouraged to be creative and innovative, and are actively encouraged to think about important issues such as sustainability and enterprise. The teaching of DT both supports and enriches knowledge and understanding in other subjects by putting them into context in a fun manner, making them easier to digest.
A carefully planned, progressive and sequenced curriculum allows pupils to explore the designed and made world and how things work to then help them successfully create their own quality products for particular purposes and users. They are able to develop their creativity skills, revisiting techniques each year in order to make progress. Teachers are supported in their planning to ensure continuation and progression for each pupil.
We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the world in which we all live and work, the intended outcome by the end of year 6 is that pupils will have a solid understanding of the processes involved in the design and realisation of a range of products and civil engineering.