Design and technology gives children the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to make purposeful and relevant products. At Mere Green, we feel it is essential that children explore and harness the innovation needed to create functional products that solve real problems within a variety of contexts. Through exploring past and present design and the made world in which we live, they develop a critical understanding of how and why products are created and the impact of them on daily life. Our children grow to understand how high-quality design and technology can make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of our nation.
Children at Mere Green acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and technical knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our children will use specific tools, processes and equipment to create an intended effect such as cutting, joining or shaping and learn which of these tools are most appropriate for the intended effect. They learn how to solve problems, apply a logical and creative approach to their designing and making, to take risks where necessary and evaluate and reflect critically about their own and other’s products in terms of how well it solves the original problem posed or meets their intended brief.