The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY curriculum:
Our Approach (Intent)
At Springfield, we believe that DT lessons prepare the children for adult life in the modern world. DT allows children to be independent thinkers and problem solvers. It also gives them opportunities to work well in a team and develop their cooperation skills. Our intent is that DT encourages children to be potential inventors and innovators.
In DT we follow a ‘design it, make it, evaluate it’ approach. We believe that it is important for the children to understand the purpose of the products they are making and that they think carefully about their intended consumer. During DT sessions, children are encouraged to be inquisitive about the way products work. We encourage the children to ask and answer questions. They gain inspiration from researching current products, whilst learning how current products are designed and made. Also, the children are encouraged to make on-going changes and improvements during making stages As they progress through school, the children will draw detailed designs and critically evaluate their final product. Teachers at Springfield will model technical skills that the children may need and the children will be encouraged to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product. We also feel it is vital that teachers highlight any important healthy and safety considerations the children may need to be aware of.
Aims and Objectives
How DT is implemented:
Where can you see the impact of our DT curriculum?