As a school, we believe that D&T is a vital and integral part of children’s education. D&T lessons are taught in blocks on a half termly basis (alternating with art and design). D&T provides children with opportunities to learn to think creatively to solve problems both as individuals and collaboratively as members of a team. At Rokesly, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
The aim of the D&T curriculum is to ensure that children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product; this is a key skill which they need throughout their life.
Opportunities are provided for children to work with professionals in the field (such as RIBA/architects in Year 5), as well as learning from other individuals who have helped shape the world. This shows the real impact of design and technology on the wider environment and helps to inspire children to become the next generation of innovators and risk-takers.
Rokesly Junior School
London, N8 8NH
Phone: 020 8348 0290