At William Reynolds Primary School, we recognise the importance of encouraging pupils to think and intervene creatively to solve problems around them. Children will develop technical understanding, skills, learn about design methods and investigate their environment and everyday materials.
Our three principle aims for Design Technology are for children to:
- Think and intervene creatively to solve problems
- Choose appropriate tools and materials to apply DT skills to real world context
- Understand about food and nutrition linked to the real world
We are committed to encouraging children to foster an enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making. It provides first-hand experiences for children to explore attitudes towards the world and how we live and work within it.
We have designed the DT curriculum to develop learning and build knowledge and skills. Children will know more, remember more and understand more.
We aim to provide children with a DT education that is relevant in our rapidly changing world. We want to encourage our children to become problem solvers who can work creatively. We believe that high-quality DT lessons will inspire children to think independently, innovatively and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. Our DT curriculum provides children with opportunities to research, represent their ideas, explore and investigate, develop their ideas, make a product and evaluate their work. Children will be exposed to a wide range of media including textiles, food, and woodwork; through this, children will develop their skills, vocabulary and resilience.