Caring for Others ✝ Achieving Excellence
“Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.” James Dyson
In our school the teaching of design technology demands that pupils are curious and brave in order to achieve success. Pupils are encouraged to become independent, creative problem-solvers and thinkers as individuals and as part of a team. Our curriculum is planned so that pupils follow a process where evaluation and communication are key. Design technology projects allow pupils to apply skills from across the curriculum; mathematics, science, computing and art – to design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems.
Design and Technology gives pupils the skills that enable them to think creatively and imaginatively to design, make and evaluate products within a variety of contexts. Through evaluation of past and present design and technology pupils develop their critical thinking – critiquing and evaluating ideas and products. Food technology is implemented across the curriculum with children developing an understanding of where food comes from, the importance of a varied and healthy diet and how to prepare this. During our annual Health and Well-being week, pupils work collaboratively to create a balance snack / meal, encompassing knowledge and understanding not only from DT but also from PSHE and science.
Our Design Technology curriculum has considered that pupils should carry out practical activities (to design, make and evaluate) linked to their topic focus.
Click the link below to down the whole school curriculum overview for Design Technology.
Click below to download the year group learning journeys for Design Technology.