Design & Technology
Welcome to Design and Technology at The Vale
Here at The Vale we provide children with opportunities to design and make products within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs. This learning is often linked to other areas of the curriculum.
In each unit of learning the children start by exploring and evaluating a range of existing products. Using the knowledge gained from evaluating the products they then design a product of their own based on a design criteria.
The children learn to use a range of tools safely which are appropriate for making the product. They select from and use different materials and components including construction materials, textiles and ingredients.
When the children have completed their product they then evaluate their ideas and products against the design criteria.