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Design Technology

Design Technology is essentially a practical subject that allows children to think imaginatively and creatively and to become more autonomous and effective problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. We aim to provide children with a rich and enjoyable experience of design and technology, in which they can acquire and develop their own researching, designing, making and evaluating skills.

Our objectives in teaching design and technology are:

  • To develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making
  • To enable children to think and talk about how things work, and to draw and to model their ideas
  • To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques to make quality products, whilst following safe procedures
  • To use and explore a range of materials, resources and equipment
  • To explore attitudes towards the ‘made’ world and how we live and work within it
  • To develop an understanding of technological processes, products, their manufacture and their contribution to our society
  • To use the internet to explore ideas and already made products
  • To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things
  • To understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Design Technology at Ranelagh...