Design and Technology

Design and Technology
 
'Solving real and relevant problems'
 
"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you look deeper, it's really how it works."
Steve Jobs
 
"Technology makes possibilities. Design makes solutions."
John Maeda

Why is Design and Technology important at South Petherwin?

 

At South Petherwin, we feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

 

Design and Technology at South Petherwin aims to inspire children to be innovative and creative thinkers who have the appreciation of the product design process through design, make and evaluate.  All pupils, from EYFS to Year 6, participate in engaging, purposeful and rich Design and Technology lessons. The children are encouraged to design, construct and evaluate models according to a brief. The level of design criteria, practical skills required and the evaluative process used progresses as the children move through the school. We want our children to have an awareness of the impact that Design and Technology has on our lives and encourage children to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.

What does Design and Technology look like at South Petherwin?
 
Our vision for 'Design and Technology'
A Design and Technology curriculum that encompasses a range of skills and builds upon that of the previous year.
A well-equipped and informed teaching team delivering the Design and Technology curriculum to pupils.
Fun and engaging lessons that spark a love of design in all pupils.
Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skill, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products.
Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Ultimately, children learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens, whilst utilising a range of communicative skills to express and present their designs.

Here is the 'Design and Technology' Intent 

What do the children at South Petherwin think about Design and Technology?
 
"You can use lots of different making materials and tools."  Year 4
"Cooking is really fun and tasty!"   Year 1
"It's not just drawing, we get to make real things."  Year 3
"We like doing the big boat build in Class 4 as we work as a team."    Year 6
"It is really interesting as you get to learn about electricity as well whilst making light up clocks and hats."    Year 5
"Evaluating what you have done is also fun."  Year 2
 
Our Design and Technology Policy 
Our Design and Technology Progression Document 
Our Design and Technology Action Plan 
KS1 and KS2 long term plan 
Design and Technology learning in school