DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
At Forestdale children enjoy Design and Technology and in each year group we work across four steps in the process:
1. Design - ensuring the design is purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
2. Make - select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks using a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
3. Evaluate - explore and evaluate a range of existing products and evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
4. Technical knowledge build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products
We follow the National Curriculum - see below:
Awards we have received so far.