Design Technology – Our content, aims and concepts
At Newtown our aim is for pupils to have the opportunity to be creative, learn to take risks, become resourceful and innovative and produce finished products of a high quality within Design and Technology. Our DT learning experiences are carefully planned to ensure we are building on previous knowledge and that children are increasingly developing their DT knowledge and skills. We aim for the children to think creatively and design with purpose through an inspiring, challenging, practical, relevant curriculum which helps children to see themselves as the engineers and designers of the future.
Through our curriculum we want children to understand the relevance of design technology in real life by looking at the products they use and understanding that they all went through a process of designing and evaluating before they became a finished product. We want children to be able to apply their own ideas and bring their creative ideas to their learning.
In addition to designing and making products the strand of cooking and nutrition is equally important as we want children to understand where the food they eat comes from and how to prepare nutritious dishes from basic ingredients. We want children to develop an understanding of the link between food and health in the same way they develop the link between physical exercise and health through our physical education curriculum, as we feel that this is a life skill that all children need to stay fit and healthy throughout their lives.
The curriculum supports our children to develop their creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. To build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of user. To know the importance of critiquing, evaluating and testing their ideas and products and the work of others.
Design Technology – Examples of Design Technology Experiences at Newtown
Design Technology – Examples of Design Technology Learning Journals