Design and Technology
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. At Godstone Primary and Nursery School we use Kapow Primary to inspire the children’s design creativity.
- To provide all children with a high-quality, progressive design and technology education which will engage and inspire them to develop a love for the subject and their talents as designers beyond their time at Godstone Primary and Nursery School.
- To raise the profile of design and technology at Godstone Primary and Nursery School.
- To encourage children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make a range of products.
- To encourage children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.
- To allow children to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
- To build a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality products for a range of uses.
- To provide children with the opportunity to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
- Provides children with a practical approach to their arts education.
- Ensures coverage, as well as progression.
- Lessons taught weekly, over three half-terms.
- Provide children with engaging nits/themes e.g. waistcoats, castles, chairs, stuffed toys etc. (creativity and imagination through designing of products).
- Providing the children with the necessary skills, leading to the final product.
- Children apply knowledge and skills in their designing and making from other curriculum areas, e.g. art and design, science and English.
- All designing, making and evaluating provides learning opportunities for developing creativity through designing skills such as generating, exploring, modifying ideas through drawing, and modelling with materials.
- Knowledge organisers – for key vocabulary/knowing more, remembering more
- Units covered: textiles; structure; mechanisms; electrical systems; food.
- Raised profile of design and technology at or school.
- Children to have a bettered ability to design, make and evaluate (increasing number of children working at the expected standard).
- Development of designing, making and evaluating skills as they progress through the school.
- Increasing number of children showing enjoyment towards the subject and wanting to actively engage.
- Development of se and understanding of technical vocabulary.
- Improvements in the quality of work produced by the children, which is to be celebrated in classrooms and beyond.