Design and technology is an inspiring, engaging and practical subject that encourages children to think and interact creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team.
We encourage children to use their imagination and ideas to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.
Children are encouraged to become innovators, risk takers and resilient through their learning in Design and technology.
The children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product which is fit for purpose and often unique.
The appropriate skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and build upon their foundations as they move through the school. At Woodley we like to provide children with a real life context for their learning, giving them the skills and creativity to aspire to be the designers of tomorrow in our modern world.
‘I love being creative. I like designing by drawing pictures. It’s brilliant being creative, I love it.’ Reception pupil
‘I learnt how to use a slider to make the ladder go up and down on my fire engine. It was really hard at first but I was resilient and then when it worked it made me really proud of myself.’ Year 2 pupil
‘I’ve learnt how to handle tools effectively and safely. In DT, you always need to design and plan something before you make it and then we evaluate it to see what went well and what might change now or next time.’ Year 4 pupil