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Engineering and Design Technology (DT)

Children are encouraged to think creatively about rapidly changing technologies and how they can influence them during their weekly DT and Engineering lessons.

Working as individuals, in pairs and as part of a team, our pupils are challenged to identify needs, wants and opportunities – and to respond to them by forming ideas, developing them and making high-quality products. Through the use of the right technology and specialist teaching, they can become discerning, innovative and informed designers and productor developers.

Starting in Year 3 and Year 4, the children focus on DT – the skills they are going to need, the equipment that might be used and the process involved in creating a high-quality outcome. In Year 5 and Year 6 the emphasis shifts to Engineering, where more of a problem-solving mindset becomes the focus. By following a five-step cyclical process of ‘Imagine – Plan – Create – Improve – Ask’, our pupils quickly realise that failure does not matter – and that it is the skill of learning from mistakes/refining which they discover along the way which will help them make the greatest impact on this ever-changing world in the future.

Blundell’s Preparatory School has a light, modern, well-resourced DT room, which offers an excellent environment in which the children can be both confident and innovative learners.

Aims of the Engineering and DT Department

  • To develop children’s designing and making skills.
  • To develop their knowledge and understanding.
  • To develop the children’s capability to create high quality products through combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding.
  • To nurture creativity and innovation through designing and making.
  • To explore values and attitudes to the world of products and how we live and work within it.

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