Design and Technology
At Hazelwood Schools, we believe that Design & Technology (D&T) should give children the opportunity to develop technical skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products.
We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design. Through the D&T 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, reflecting the world in which we live and work.
The aims of our D&T Curriculum are:
- To provide children with opportunities to design and make functional products for a variety of purposes and users, that solve real life problems.
- To develop the skills of evaluating a product, which is an integral part of the design process, and allow children to adapt and improve their product.
- To encourage children to be creative and innovative, and to think about important issues such as sustainability and enterprise.
- To develop children's technical skills through collaborative working and problem-solving.
- To enable children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, such as Maths, Science and Art.
- To understand why maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important and learn how to cook.
"We used our five senses to investigate different products. Then I designed my sandwich so that it would follow a healthy diet." (Year 3 child)