Design and Technology at Heybrook encourages children to learn to think creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. Pupils are taught to look for opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making a range of products. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology. Each year we dedicate a whole week focusing on mechanisms beginning from Pre-school to Year 6.
Our popular after school cookery club also focuses on applying the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. This takes place on Tuesday and Thursday 3.30p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Children also find out where different fruits and vegetables come from, therefore broadening their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
At Heybrook our aims of Design & Technology are:
- to develop children’ designing and making skills,
- to teach children the knowledge and understanding, within each child’s ability, that will be required to complete the making of their product,
- to teach children the safe and effective use of a range of tools, materials and components,
- to develop children’ creativity and innovation through designing and making,
- to develop children’ understanding of technological processes, their management and their contribution to society.
If you would like any further details about D&T at Heybrook, or to discuss your child’s progress in the subject, please feel free to contact the school and ask to speak to Mrs Oldham.