Design and Technology
Design and technology at Featherbank 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.
By completing a range of DT projects linked to the wider curriculum our children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. They 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.
In the Foundation Stage children explore DT through the 'Being Imaginative' strand of the curriculum. They use what they learn about media and materials to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings.
In Key Stage One projects include: moving pictures, designing a new playground, winding mechanisms and healthy diets.
In Key Stage Two projects include: sculpture, designing and making space rockets, constructing a World War II Anderson shelter, carnival mask making and Tudor costume and jewellery.