Design Technology at Eastrop
We at Eastrop believe Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.
Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. 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. 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. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Design Technology Vision
At Eastrop, our Design Technology lessons are based around a chosen theme for the term. Using a scheme called PlanBee, teachers are provided with support for the planning, sequencing and resourcing of high quality Design Technology lessons. These provide a clear investigate, design, make and evaluate model.
Progression in Design Technology
Please click here for our curriculum progression document for Design Technology.
Design Technology in the Outdoor Environment
Eastrop has strong links with utilising the outdoor environment as our 'classroom without a roof'. We give the children open ended opportunities to create, design, make and build a variety of different products using natural resources within our forest school.
Also within our continuous provision the children have the opportunity to work in groups to build and construct a variety of different things using our deconstructed role play areas. Within these areas the children have access to tires, cable reels, guttering, tubes, boxes and many other resources.