Design and Technology
At Lyne and Longcross C of E Primary School we believe Design and Technology is essential to prepare pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. Teachers encourage children to develop their investigating, designing, making and evaluating skills by thinking and intervening creatively.
The school’s aims are to:
- develop capability in the skills processes, knowledge and understanding involved in designing and making.
- develop a sense of enjoyment and pride in pupils ability to design and make.
- develop a critical awareness about the made world and the recognition that pupils can bring about change.
- develop pupils’ ability to discuss and evaluate their own work.
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological words.
- 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.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, design and technology forms part of the learning children acquire under the ‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World' branch of the Foundation Stage curriculum, which also covers geography, history, ICT, and science. Children will learn through first-hand experiences. They will be encouraged to explore, observe, solve problems, think critically, make decisions and to talk about why they have made their decisions.
Teaching and Learning
Our planning is based on the National Curriculum (2014) and EYFS revised framework (2012),care will be taken to plan interesting and relevant activities. Where possible pupils will design and make products responding to real needs and opportunities for example the need for a playground rubbish bin.