At New Park Primary School, we want children to be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose.
Through our Design and Technology curriculum, we encourage our children to develop and express their imagination and creativity when designing and making products. We help our children to become independent and resilient learners by providing effective ways to tackle problems or issues if they may arise. We provide children with opportunities to design, make and evaluate products within a variety of contexts. We make links with other subject areas such as: Mathematics, Science, Computing, English and Art. In our city, we are lucky enough to have a diverse and culturally rich community with many influential designers throughout history and within the locality. We aim to encourage children to develop a firm knowledge of this.
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach children the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making. When designing and making, children are taught to:
We promote a knowledge and technical language rich Design Technology curriculum. Children have access to knowledge organisers, where they will be able to access key knowledge, language and meanings to technological terms.
Our Design Technology coordinator conducts a comprehensive monitoring cycle each term to ensure an accurate and comprehensive understanding of the quality of education in Design Technology. Monitoring in design technology includes: book scrutinies, lesson observations and/or learning walks, staff discussions and pupil voice. We understand the importance and value of giving children the opportunityAll of this information is collected and reviewed, which is then used to inform further curriculum developments and provision is adapted accordingly.