Design & Technology
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM INTENT STATEMENT
Design and Technology (D.T.) is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Our curriculum aims to create responsible designers who work ethically whilst showing willingness to take creative risks. It encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.
We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and other's needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and effectiveness in order to become innovators and take part and contribute to our rapidly changing world.
Our DT Curriculum at Butterwick C of E Primary School is based on the National Curriculum and linked to our termly topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject.
The curriculum enables children to develop skills and knowledge which are revisited throughout different units, these are:
- Mastering practical skills – this involves developing the skills needed to make high quality products in food, materials, textiles, electrical and electronics, construction, mechanics and computing.
- Design, make, evaluate and improve – this involves developing the process of design thinking and seeing design as a process
- Take inspiration from design throughout history – this involves appreciating the design process that has influenced the products we use in everyday life
Pupils at Butterwick CE Primary School will:
- Have an excellent attitude to learning and independent working, showing significant levels of originality and a willingness to take creative risks to produce innovative ideas and prototypes.
- Use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others.
- Act as responsible designers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and safely.
- Have a thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use when making products.
- Research, show initiative and ask questions to develop a good knowledge of users’ needs.
- Have a passion for the subject and knowledge of up-to-date technological innovations in material, products and systems.