At Walsall Wood, children have the opportunity to create exciting projects throughout their school journey. Each year group will have three different topics of Design and Technology and here they will spend a week fully immersed in the topic. The children will have chance to experience the many different areas of DT including combining materials, mechanics, textiles and food technology. These will provide the children with real life problems and they will have the opportunities to work creatively to solve them. Through our DT lessons, we meet the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 29 (Children’s education should help them fully develop their talents and abilities) and Article 31 (Every child has the right to take part in creative activities).
Across both Key Stage 1 and 2, the children will focus on four key areas which will remain consistent throughout the school. This allows them to make links to their previous knowledge while building on their new skills as they progress through each year. These four areas are: Design, Make, Evaluate and Technical Knowledge.
Following our Prepare, Practise, Perform ethos, at the end of each topic, the children will have the opportunity to ‘Perform’ their learning by demonstrating the range of skills they have learnt over the course of the unit. These will be in fun, exciting activities, which allow the children to show off what they now know.