Design and Technology Curriculum Aims and Intent
At Hall Green Infant School we are designers and technologists! We want our children to love Design Technology. We believe that Design and Technology helps to prepare children for the developing world and encourages them to become curious and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. DT provides children with a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made. Through the study of DT, children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. Design and technology helps all children to become discerning and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Our DT curriculum has been carefully crafted to provide our children with opportunities to develop imaginative thinking and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making; enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas; encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures(children right from Nursery are given real tools to use and create with); understand and apply the principles of a healthy diet and learn how to cook. Above all we want our children to love DT, understand the contribution products have made to society and to prepare them for the wider world.
Each year group completes 3 design technology projects a year (one of which is Food Technology), building on prior learning and developing their research, design and making skills.
Parent and Child Workshop
Every year at Hall Green Infant and Nursery School we hold a DT parent workshop where parents/carers can take part in helping their child make a fire engine with moving parts.
Take a look at the photos from our workshop and the awesome end products.