DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
What is Design and Technology?
Design and Technology is divided into two areas, design and information technologies. Both areas require pupils to apply knowledge and skills to solve practical problems and together are components of the technological process. Design and Technology is a fun practical activity used to broaden the minds of our students and to develop a critical viewpoint of our world.
What your child learns in Design and Technology:
In Design and Technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies. The children consider the impact of future technological developments, combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues evaluating present and past design and technology and its uses and effects.
What we aim to teach your children:
Design and Technology (D&T) prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.
Healthy eating is a large focus in the school and as cooking is part of Design and Technology we now run an assembly once per half term modelling how to cook/make a quick healthy snack. You can find the recipes on Fronter www.fronter.com/merton Visit the eco room and click on the picture of Mr Barron for more information.
Calling all parents.
Do you have any old fabric that you would like to recycle? If so please can you bring it into school. Materials such as denim, leather and corduroy would be very useful. These materials can be used for year 6 DT when they evaluate, design and make slippers.
If you are a carpenter, chef, architect ect and would be willing to come talk to the children, please can you let Mr Barron know as your experience would be invaluable.