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All year groups at Oakfield are involved in Design Technology projects. They are usually topic related and very practical reflecting a creative flair.

Design Technology offers the children opportunities to develop their designing and making skills together with developing their knowledge and understanding in different products and technological processes. The children may work individually, in pairs or in small groups to design and produce an artefact. 

Design Technology begins in our Foundation Stage where the children regularly have opportunities to build models using construction kits and ‘junk modelling’, for example making houses, vehicles and food are popular choices.  Key skills of cutting are taught and developed at this stage and the children are encouraged to evaluate what they have made. 

This continues through into KS1 as the children start to develop their designing, making and evaluating skills to see how an artefact can be made fit for purpose. In KS2 the DT projects are more finely tuned to fit a real life purpose such as designing and making photo frames and greetings cards for family members.