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All Saints

C of E Primary School

Our All Saints family shall arise and

shine for the light of The Lord is upon us.

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Subject manager: Mrs Russon

 

Statement of Intent for Design and Technology

Our School Vision

Our All Saints Family Shall Arise and Shine for the Light of the Lord is Upon Us.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”

Isaiah 60:1

The school vision underpins all decision making and school improvement planning and is designed to develop

aspirations and resilience so that everybody can ARISE.

 

Intent

Design and technology should be an inspiring and practical subject. At All Saints, we believe Design and technology should give all children the skills and abilities to engage positively using creativity and imagination, with the designed and made world and to harness the benefits of technology.  Our pupils learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured. They work collaboratively and learn how to take risks, be innovative, enterprising, sustainable and capable. They learn how to make creative use of a variety of resources including digital technologies, to solve real and relevant problems and improve daily life and the world around them. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is embedded into our Design and Technology curriculum ensuring personal development for all learners.

 

Implementation

Design and Technology gives all children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the iterative process of designing, making and evaluating functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work. At All Saints, Design and Technology develops children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food.

We teach the National Curriculum. The programme of study is supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that designing and making skills and technical knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. We ensure this happens through use of a creative curriculum guided by our live online curriculum platform – Cornerstones - which allows all children to experience six imaginative learning projects each year.

There are three core activities children engage with in Design and Technology at All Saints:

  • Activities which involve investigating and evaluating existing products
  • Focused tasks in which children develop particular aspects of knowledge and skills
  • Designing and making activities in which children design and make 'something' for 'somebody' for 'some purpose'

At All Saints, our pupils utilise Knowledge Organisers to facilitate the retrieval of knowledge and understanding in Design and technology. Children are continuously challenged to find solutions that are meaningful and develop upon their prior experiences.

 

Impact

We ensure the children at All Saints:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • 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

Ultimately, a high-quality Design and Technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

 

 

 

Community Links:

Should you wish to find out more about D&T at All Saints, please in the first instance approach your child’s teacher via email. If necessary, they may direct you towards the D&T Manager, Mrs Russon.

Once COVID restrictions are fully lifted, we will be looking for extra pairs of hands during D&T projects so if you feel you can help in any way, please let us know.

We are always looking to improve links with the community so if you feel you may have connections with an industry that could support the teaching and learning of D&T make sure we know about it!

As always, if you have the opportunity to cook with your child(ren) at home, this will support them when learning about nutrition and how to cook.

Curriculum challenges are another great way for children to showcase their creativity. Look out for these during the year when they are reintroduced.

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