What does DT look like at Dale Hall?
Design and Technology
DT is important to us at Dale Hall because it helps to prepare children for the developing world. It is an inspiring and practical subject which uses both creativity and imagination. DT at Dale Hall encourages children to become problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. The children combine practical skills with an understanding of social and environmental issues. Through the DT curriculum, children are inspired by engineers, designers, chefs, and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real-life purpose At our school pupils will have the opportunity to develop DT specific skills as well as combining these skills with a broad range of subject knowledge, drawing on disciplines such as Art, Science, Maths, ICT and Engineering. We truly believe that DT helps all children to become informed consumers and potential innovators.
Through our continuous provision approach in EYFS and KS1, children are given ample opportunities in their learning environment to practise and embed their D.T skills. Our classroom environments are carefully designed to enable pupils to be independent and creative designers and engineers. Children have independent access to tools, materials, and resources and are encouraged to design, create and construct products based on their own interests. Children take ownership over their learning and are encouraged to self-reflect and evaluate their products. Our classrooms offer pupils a safe place to make mistakes and trial new ideas. Below are some examples of the provision we offer.