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. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
As a school, we follow the national curriculum objectives when teaching Design and Technology. At Snapethorpe, we have taken the national curriculum objectives and broken the skills down further so they are year group specific across design, making, evaluating and technical knowledge. This allows our children time to apply new skills that have been taught and build on those they have already developed in previous years. Pupils are taught design and technology through our well-planned ‘creative’ curriculum themes and have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills for a half term each year. Teachers also make links to design and technology where appropriate through other subjects such as history and geography across the year whereby children can review and apply their learnt skills. During sessions, pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, the children develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Below identifies the knowledge our pupils will know when they have been taught the curriculum.