Design and Technology
Purpose of Study
Design and technology requires children to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children learn to construct motorised toys, pop up books and sew purses. There is an extensive food technology program which involves a wide range of cookery and food preparation skills.
Our curriculum for DT aims to ensure that all children:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
- build and apply a range of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
- evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.