Design and Technology
Design and technology at Haydn Primary School; building a better future! Our curriculum has been designed to prepare children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. In a world which is so over-supplied in every sense, one of the ways to succeed and standout is to have a creative and lateral way of thinking about things. Our aim is for our pupils to contribute to and make positive changes to their quality of life and that design and technology encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. We encourage our children to embody our core values; to be ready, resilient, resourceful, reflective and respectful. We want design and technology to enable our pupils to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually making products and systems.
Teachers ensure that the children apply their knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning, making products and evaluating them. We do this through a mixture of whole class teaching and individual/group activities. Within lessons we give children the opportunity to develop their ideas by working independently and in groups. They are exposed to a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. We see importance in allowing children to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses, and its impacts. Ultimately, design and technology helps all children to become informed consumers and potential innovators.