Our intent is for children to:
- Inspire and challenge our children, through a safe and happy learning environment, to achieve excellent standards in DT including all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum objectives for DT.
- Our innovative approaches are aimed at ensuring that all children, regardless of background or circumstance, are excited and engaged in learning about Design Technology.
- To inspire our children to become independent, creative problem solvers.
- Learning is real, relevant, and purposeful, and provides opportunities where our children develop skills to think as individuals and as part of a team.
- For children to develop practical skills of assembling, fixing, constructing, and designing.
- For children to have the opportunity to experience new and exciting things.
- To support our children’s learning through nurturing relationships, resulting in confident, inquisitive learners, who ask questions and are driven to extend their own knowledge
- To prepare and inspire children for further learning in DT in secondary school and beyond.
What does Design and Technology look like in our school?
- In EYFS, DT is taught through a play-based approach. Children can access a wide range construction and design materials, including junk modelling, blocks, and large-scale construction items outside. Children also have access to a variety of open-ended materials, to inspire original ideas and imaginative play.
- In school we use Cornerstones as our driver for DT, this creative and innovative approach to the curriculum ensures that design technology is delivered using high quality teaching and resources.
- Learning is enabled by positive, nurturing relationships, which support children to challenge themselves and discover new and exciting ways to do things.
- There are opportunities for children to learn both indoors and outdoors.
- Children’s work evidence high expectations in DT.
The impact of our design and technology approach is:
- Our children become resilient learners, who rise to the challenges faced in their creative work.
- Our children will be proud of their work, celebrating as an individual and as part of a team.
- Children will acquire practical skills such as assembling, fixing, constructing, and designing, and personal skills such as perseverance, self-belief, teamwork, and reflective practice skills, which will transfer through the entire curriculum and everyday life.
Quotes form our Children
“We designed and made our own little mini-beast hotels.”
“I like to design things that I can then make.”
“We made a robot that had moving part.”