Design Technology
Design and Technology at Wilkinson 

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Design and technology is an inspiring, practical subject which challenges pupils’ creativity and imagination. They will learn how to research, evaluate, design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Through the comparison of past and present design and technology, they develop their critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.  

Therefore… 

 

INTENT 

It is our intent that, by the time they leave Wilkinson Primary School, all our children will aspire to use creativity and imagination to design and create products that meet their requirements. Pupils will be resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable in understanding how design and technology contributes to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. 

 

To support this, we will… 

  • Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for Design and Technology for all pupils. 

  • Encourage pupils’ development of creative, imaginative and practical design, product creation and evaluation and skills through a balanced and progressive programme of activities. 

  • Develop and improve pupil’s skills in: - Designing - Making - Evaluating - The application of Technical Knowledge - Designing creative menus to suit dietary, nutritional and seasonal requirements. 

  • Develop and improve pupil’s application of technical knowledge and cooking skill techniques in practical work including: - Construction/Structures - Mechanisms - Textiles - Cooking - Electrical - Computing 

  • Develop imagination, creativity, natural curiosity, and technical ability using a wide range of stimuli, materials and processes to develop the ability to communicate and express creative ideas and reflect on own work. 

  • Use appropriate technical vocabulary to communicate ideas. 

  • Develop exploration and appreciation of design and technology. 

  • Develop the attitudes of critical reflection, enjoyment, curiosity, co-operation, turn taking, creativity, inventiveness and open mindedness. 

  • Explore and express their ideas and feelings through investigating how technology alleviates social, environmental and moral issues and through producing creative designs of their own to this end. 

  • Pupils will learn about the roles of product designers, architects, chefs, engineers and skilled labourers. 

  • Pupils will be taught how to use materials, tools and techniques for practical work safely. 

 

 

DT Covid-19 statement  

  

The use of DT resources is encouraged throughout the school in line with current guidance. When using equipment within a year group bubble, equipment is to be sanitised and quarantined between bubble usages. In the event of further school closures the Design and Technology curriculum will be made available on our online blogs and paper resources to those who need it.