Design and Technology
At Scott Broadwood, design and technology aims to be an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Creativity, imagination and cross curricular links should ensure pupils design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. At Scott-Broadwood, we encourage children to learn how to take risks, become resourceful and innovative, which encourage all pupils to:
- Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- 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 users
- Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook safely and hygienically
Design technology is an integral part of our learning enquiries and is planned in each year group to develop breadth and depth in the progression of design technology skills. Children design products with a purpose in mind and an intended user of the products. During the EYFS, pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and adult directed activities. They have opportunities to learn to:
- Use different media and materials to express their own ideas
- Use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about form, function and purpose
- Make plans and construct with a purpose in mind using a variety of resources
- Develop skills to use simple tools and techniques appropriately, effectively and safely
- Select appropriate resources for a product and adapt their work where necessary
- Cook and prepare food adhering to good health and hygiene routines
In Key Stage 1, through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making. Pupils follow the: Design, Make and Evaluate cycle.
Our Design and Technology Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. At Scott Broadwood, our children are expert designers and constructors who enjoy exploring a range of design and make topics.