Stanley St Peter’s Design and Technology Vision
At Stanley St Peter’s Primary School our aim is to enable all children to unlock their potential and celebrate their success. We want all our children – regardless of their background, ability or circumstances - to leave our school with the ability to participate fully and contribute positively in a rapidly changing world. We believe that Design and Technology enables children to make decisions for themselves and apply learning from other areas of the curriculum in a creative context in order to solve real and relevant problems.
What do we hope to achieve for our children?
At Stanley St Peter’s our vision is that our children reach the expected standard in Design and Technology and develop an increased confidence to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. Through the teaching of Design and Technology children will be provided with the opportunity to solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
How will we achieve this?
Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of Design and Technology involves the following:
Staff will use our personalised Curriculum (which is informed by and aligned to the National Curriculum) to ensure subject coverage is met and will ensure that the long term plan reflects the coverage required in each year group.
Children are engaged in the lessons and understand the value of what they are learning. Children understand the relevance of this in their learning journey, drawing on links to previous learning and other areas of the curriculum. As a result of this, pupils are not deterred if they do not quickly establish an understanding, instead they are motivated to achieve. Through engaging in an iterative process, children understand that making mistakes is as much as a part of learning/discovery as is being successful. Enjoyment and enthusiasm are expressed by children engaged in Design and Technology lessons.