The Weatheralls Primary School

Design & Technology

Philosophy

Our aim is for all children to master learning skills that bring a love of learning, achievement, confidence and independence, in order for them to be the designers of their future. We will work with our partners to learn, develop and improve. The Shade and its community will encourage a caring and respectful attitude, take pride in our roots and celebrate our successes.

In Design and Technology we aim to provide our children with opportunities to tackle problems of a practical nature. The cross curricular nature of Design and Technology offers a setting for the children to apply knowledge and skills from a number of other subjects including art, maths and science. Skills are developed using tools and making artefacts and food products with an emphasis on healthy living. Working with a variety of materials aims to help children learn important life skills. Children learn independently and in groups, learning to co-operate, plan, design and make and evaluate their work. They learn to make their own decisions with help and encouragement.

Aims


We aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, design and make products.

Our aim for Design and Technology is to ensure that all pupils:

  • Follow a process to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs.
  • Acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on other subject areas such as Mathematics, Science, IT and Art.
  • Pupils Through this process they Design and Technology enables pupils to learn how to take risks, and be resourceful and innovative.
  • Through the evaluation of past and present products, pupils develop an understanding of the impact of Design & Technology on daily life and the world around them.
  • Food Technology is included as a key part of the subject and links to other subject areas such as Science, Maths, English, RE, Geography, PE and IT/Computing.

Curriculum Plans