Design and Technology.
D&T Curriculum Intent:
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Pupils use creativity and imagination. They 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. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils also learn to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, and enterprising citizens.
This area of our curriculum enables children in our school to turn their ideas into reality. We encourage and inspire individuals to work creatively, through a structured and planned format that links to topics.
Within Early Years we encourage our young children to work practically, using construction and a range of equipment to explore creatively. Children access activities such as junk modelling, modelling with clay and many other materials. Children are offered a range of activities so that they can build or make for a purpose. We encourage them to select appropriate resources and adapt work where necessary. They develop skills to shape, assemble and join materials they are using to create simple representations of objects.
We measure the impact of the D&T curriculum through self- assessment and peer assessment. We also reflect on our ideas and evaluate our work individually and within group discussions. This is a skill that enables individuals to make judgements of their own work and the work of others.
High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. It enables children to follow the school ethos of Dream, Believe, Achieve in a practical way.
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