DT at KC

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works"

Steve Jobs

Design Technology - where dreams are built!

Children are the innovators and inventors of the future, their creativity knows no bounds. At Kent College Junior School we see so much potential in our children and wish to give them the opportunity to be imaginative and creative in a huge range of ways. Design Technology is an amazing subject and contains a wide range of essential skills particularly for Primary age children. In this subject their creative and essential skill set is developed. We will work on practical skills working with a range of materials in a purpose built classroom that is filled with exciting resources. We will safely do woodwork, use textiles, create a huge number of exciting models and even use lego in lessons!

The children are actively encouraged to look at products and items they use and question how they could be improved upon. It really could be rocket science for our would be designers! It is essential at this imaginative age to foster the skills that children will need to go on and build successful models and creations that later on may even become patented designs.

The Children bounce into the classroom full of ideas and leave feeling accomplished and with the satisfaction of a job well done. These skills also enable children to face challenges in other areas of life with the same enthusiasm and can do attitude, helping them to be positive and resourceful in the face of difficulties.

Design Technology really is an essential subject in todays’ ever changing world, creativity, adaptability and enthusiasm are what life is all about.

Throughout the subject children are encouraged to think creatively and question what they know about a wide range of materials and processes.

Skills development

  • Problem solving
  • Creative and lateral thinking
  • Resilience - how to adapt and shape a design for a successful outcome without the fear of failure as it is a crucial part of the process.
  • The power of invention, the children in the classroom are the Worlds’ next innovators and inventors this skill is actively encouraged as children musnt feel constrained by current materials and processes as they may well be able to envisage a better way that could even lead to a real invention.
  • Practical skills.
  • Drawing and designing
  • Gross and fine motor skills using a range of tools and equipment safely.
  • Cutting, sticking
  • Wood work.
  • Sewing.
  • Creative construction.
  • Lego building.
  • Repurposing a range of materials creatively.


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