In Design Technology pupils use cross-curricular subject knowledge and draw on skills from mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. They learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, pupils develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
The building blocks for this subject are set out in Statutory Framework for EYFS: Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in design and technology.
During their time at KSPA we provide opportunities for all pupils to:
develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday
confidently and successfully participate in an increasingly technological world
build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
understand and apply the principles of nutrition and begin tolearn skills in food technology.
What does it look like at KSPA?
Pupils develop skills, knowledge and understanding in ‘Small tasks’, leading to ‘Big tasks’ where they design and make items useful for themselves or others. Our pupils are taught to regard Health and Safety issues and are asked to solve problems both at the design stage and at the construction process. Design Technology is taught in study units that provide strong links to other areas of the curriculum and cover a range of practical problems.
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