At Greenfields we provide a broad, balanced and progressive D&T curriculum which is taught through our enquiry based learning. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve relevant problems considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. The school’s aim is to provide D&T lessons which will enable each child to reach their full potential; enabling them to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes they are taught.
In D&T, the children design appealing and functional products for different purposes. They use different tools and materials to build their designs and this often creates a great opportunity to problem solve, and also provides opportunities for team work. 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. After every project the children evaluate their creations, noting the strengths and weaknesses of what they have made, so they can build on these in future projects.
Here are some D&T projects the children have really enjoyed undertaking in enquiry.
D&T lessons also help to educate the children in nutrition and the teaching of cooking skills and techniques. All children at Greenfields have the opportunity to cook outside at Forest school and also the option to attend a ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ our cookery after school club.