Design Technology is a foundation subject. The skills-driven subject policy supports the planning and preparation of lessons in Key Stage One and Two. There are four areas of study in this subject; food, textiles, structures and mechanisms. Pupils will study each of these over a two-year cycle. Through a series of lessons, the learners gain experience of the design process: design, make, evaluate. This approach allows the learners to find out about every day design problems. They begin to solve problems, explore tools and techniques and learn about design in the world around them. They also gain understanding of the need for safety procedures. This subject is frequently taught through cross curricular topics, e.g designing and making cards at Christmas. Work with younger children often involves parents working on a project alongside their children.
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