Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject. It can be found in many of the objects children use each day and is a part of children’s immediate experiences. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.
At Broadmayne First School, we aim to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education, and for our children to be able to express their individual thoughts and ideas. Our Design and Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values. It can improve analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Our intent is for our children to realise there are no limits to what they can achieve, and that they can grow up to be the architects, graphic designers, engineers and carpenters of tomorrow.
We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other areas such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. We want our children to become innovators and risk-takers.
Our DT curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their design and technology capital. We want to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own designs. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of DT. Pupils need opportunities to learn about the designers, architects, and engineers who have shaped our world. We want our children to remember their DT lessons in our school, to cherish these memories, remember what they have learned, and embrace the DT opportunities they are presented with!