Why do we learn design technology?
At Ark Brunel, the curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.
Our design and technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing, constructing and making. The children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practise in order to develop as they move through the school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product, this is a key skill which they need throughout their life. Our design and technology curriculum follows the National Curriculum, promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical growth and development through opportunities and experiences of designing, constructing and making. Through this curriculum, children are also able to combine practical skills and techniques with their understanding of social and environmental topics in order to reflect on and evaluate.