Our D and T vision is to creatively design and make products that solve real and relevant problems.
Design and Technology is about providing opportunity for children to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others' needs.
At Stirchley Primary it is our intent that Design and Technology is an inspiring, practical, meaningful and memorable subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. One project will be taught each term, as a block over at least 1 day to ensure continuity, progression and to enable a focus on the process as well as the end product. These projects will include one topic related to food and will ensure that the two strands Design and Making, and Food and Nutrition are delivered effectively. Topics are cross-curricular and support a broad range of subject knowledge, drawing on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
Within Design and Technology children will learn and build on a range of practical and technical skills, testing their ideas and critiquing and evaluating both their own products and the work of others.
Also from Year 2 upwards, a focus on designers that have shaped the world enables children to gain a deeper understanding of the skills and traits of a successful designer.
Our curriculum offers a range of exciting units that solve real and relevant problems. Through these units, we also learn and apply a set of technical skills including structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. The children also draw upon knowledge and skills within maths, Science, computing and Art.