Design & Technology at Hexton JMI
High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation. Design and Technology develops a range of practical skills and encourages children’s creativity, problem solving and resilience. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contracts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Through the different units of work, pupils experience a range of designers, inspirational structures, recipes and resources. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. They appreciate and gain knowledge about significant designers and architects that inspire their own work and apply this knowledge into their own creations and technological structures. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. We value the importance of good nutrition and healthy lifestyles providing opportunities to design and make healthy recipes that will stand them in good stead in later life.
At Hexton JMI, children’s D&T lessons cover a range of aspects of the world of design and technology, including:
* Food Technology
* Users and Purposes
* Product Research
* Design Technology Vocabulary
* Product Features
* Invention and Development
Through their half-termly topics, children will use a variety of media, including:
- fabrics and textiles
- natural materials
Some of our recent D&T work:
Some websites to explore D&T at home:
https://www.exploratorium.edu/pie/ideas.html#page – An idea library that shows models that could be made.
http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/ – Lots of food technology information.
http://www.howstuffworks.com – Good ideas.
https://www.lego.com/en-gb/themes/letsbuildtogether/365-activities – Lego building.
Purple Mash – DT links for KS1 and KS2.