Design Technology

Design and Technology at Trekenner develops children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food.

Using creativity and imagination, our children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Design and Technology offers our children the chance to apply and develop their knowledge in other areas such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

Our planning of Design and Technology across the key stages encourages exciting opportunities for social enterprise, often giving parents and the wider community the chance to become ‘consumers’ of the children’s completed design projects. Through Design and Technology children learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative and enterprising citizens.

DT at Trekenner is part of an iterative cycle, where children explore and research exisiting products, design, modify and adapt designs as they are making, test and evaluate their products against their own deisgn breif. Often DT may link to science and embed science skills in a context, or at times to a Topic. 

Through the terms children have enjoyed designing and making musical instruments, linked to their work on sound, buzz wire games linked to their work on Electricity, and magnetic games linked to magnetism learning. It is through these creative and collaborative projects that we are often able to see the children demonstrating and developing their learning powers most powerfully.