Our rationale for teaching Design and technology
Design and technology is often one of a child’s favourite subjects, children like making decisions for themselves and doing practical work. They love creating products they can see, touch- and even taste for themselves. 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. Design and technology bring learning to life, it is a motivating context for discovering literacy, mathematics, science, computing, PSHE and art. Pupils learn how to take and manage risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Design and technology gives young people the core skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed and made world as adults and to harness the benefits of technology. They learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured and how to make creative use of a variety of resources including digital technologies, to improve the world around them. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation and therefore is taught thoroughly by all teachers at Flixton Primary, giving it the time and weighting in the curriculum it requires.
We are incredibly lucky at FPS to have an art specialist, outdoor specialist and food technology specialist who work with all the children to enrich the curriculum. They work alongside the teachers to enhance our topics and they teach additional projects too. The children love their time with Miss Plant, Mr Moulton and Mrs Tatham.