Design Technology
Design Technology at Wilkinson

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. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they 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.

 

INTENT

 

It is our intent at Wilkinson Primary School that all our children will aspire to use Design and Technology to solve real and relevant problems; use creativity and imagination to design and make products; becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable, understanding how design and technology contributes to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

DT Covid-19 statement 

 

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

Design Technology at Wilkinson

At Wilkinson Primary School we recognise that pupils are entitled to a high quality, structured and progressive Design and Technology curriculum that will engage, inspire and challenge learners, and allow and equip them to reach their potential in expression, creativity and technical knowledge. We will: 

  • Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for Design and Technology for all pupils which at least meets the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for Design and Technology.

  • 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 skills 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 should be taught about the work of product designers, architects, chefs, engineers and skilled labourers.

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

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