End Park Academy, Design and Technology is an integral part of our
school curriculum. We believe Design and Technology provides children
with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of
designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to
nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring
design, create ideas for the world in which we all live and work.
Pupils develop many essential skills in DT such as : adapting their own
work, evaluating and ‘having a go’.
Within Key Stage 1,
children explore a variety of designs and products which inspire them
to think about their own creative designs. They are encouraged to
design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and
other users based on the design criteria. Whilst children in Key Stage
2 use their research skills to design using suitable criteria for their
design. Additionally, Key Stage 2 children focus on the design of
innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose,
aimed at particular individuals or groups e.g. designing pizza with a
specially designed pizza box!
Students in our academy are
encouraged take pride in all designs and products that they have
created; as our school part-takes in Design and Technology exhibitions
where the students are able to showcase their hard work to parents,
staff and we invite in our governors too. The event is appreciated by
both parents and staff and gives the children the opportunity to
display their work that they take pride in and have put a substantial
amount of time into.
Art and DT subject lead.
view the photograph just
click on the thumbnails below.