At Fordingbridge Infant and Junior Schools Federation, it is our intention to build a Design Technology curriculum which builds a number of transferable skills for children to apply and progress. We also intend to expose children to excellent examples of Design Technology projects, drawing on the work of experts as inspiration for children’s own work.
Throughout children’s study of Design Technology, children will receive opportunities to combine their learnt skills with creative approaches and imaginative ideas. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as a part of a team. Allowing children to build upon developing ideas and eventually making products and systems offers children a rewarding process which they can look back upon and learn from their experiences.
Through our programme of study, our intention is to deliver a Design Technology Curriculum with age appropriate skills, creative approaches, relevant subject knowledge and engaging, purposeful projects.
As Designers, we will give children opportunities to:
- Design products for a purpose and function
- Plan and make prototypes
- Explore and evaluate
- Select the right tools and use them safely
Children have access to many opportunities to develop these skills during DT sessions, day DT projects and knowledge based research sessions. Over the course of the year, children will partake in challenging design projects, such as: Hand puppet designs, CAM projects, electronic games and food design activities.
At Fordingbridge Infant and Junior Federation School, children develop a set of transferable skills, which they can apply to different creative contexts within school and beyond.