We want our children to SHINE as design and technologists.
Our curriculum lays the foundations for our children to be innovators. All our projects involve making functional products and equip children with knowledge of the design cycle. It is a subject which nurtures creativity and innovation, drawing relevance from the world around us.
We plan for our children to:-
We have a topic curriculum in place (https://www.cookhamriseprimary.org/topics-across-the-school/) and, where possible, teach design and technology through these themes. We use the nationally well-regarded planning resources from DATA (Design and Technology association) to support learning. An example of a unit of work from here can be seen at the bottom of the page. Children engage in an iterative process of designing and making. Children are taught to:
Use research and develop design criteria to inform their design of products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups.
Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design (CAD).
Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (cutting, shaping, joining and finishing) accurately.
Select and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients.