At Sedbergh Primary School, we believe that Design and Technology helps to prepare children for the developing world and encourages them to become curious and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Children are encouraged to think and work independently and collaboratively to evaluate, extend and improve their ideas.
It is our intent to teach a Design and Technology curriculum that embeds the appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding set out by the National Curriculum. Within this, the school will ensure the curriculum is balanced, giving our pupils the skills and confidence to tackle problems.
It is our intent that the children in our school show enjoyment and confidence in Design and Technology which they will then apply to other areas of the curriculum. As designers, children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood.
Through the study of Design and Technology, children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. Design and Technology helps all children to become discerning and informed consumers and potential innovators. It provides children with a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made.
We intend that our Design and Technology teaching and learning develops imaginative thinking in children and enables them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making. Children will talk about how things work, draw and model their ideas and select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures. Through Design and Technology, we encourage children to foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making.