Design & Technology
At Diamond Wood Community Academy our aim is for Design and Technology to be an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. It requires children to be active learners with the confidence to ‘have a go,’ and the resilience to persist with a project when challenges occur.
In DT, we provide opportunities for each child, in each topic, to design, make and evaluate their final product. Design and Technology also includes the designing, making and evaluating of different foods.
At Diamond Wood Academy the Design and Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve critical analysis, problem solving and practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other subject areas such as Maths, Science and Art thereby enabling pupils to notice connections and patterns in their learning.
Through Design and Technology children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. High quality Design and Technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture and well-being of the nation.