We are Designers
In Design Technology we aim to:
- Develop creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in increasingly technological world
- Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products
- Critique, evaluate and test ideas and products and the work of others
- Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook
Design Technology allows pupils to make real life links between their work and the work of engineers, architects, and designers. It compliments subjects such as art and design, science and Computing. Work often connects with on-going topics in these areas which allow pupils to understand the importance of designing and making in everyday life. It allows them to become aware of how technology is all around us and how technology advances.
Pupils are encouraged to investigate, plan, adapt and evaluate their work while working on their own, in pairs and small groups. This develops their co-operation and understanding of how people have differing areas of strength and expertise. Pupils gain an understanding of materials, structures, mechanisms and controls whilst thinking about what the product will be used for and the needs of those who use them. They learn how to safely use a variety of tools under supervision to create quality items.
Children are given regular opportunities to develop their understanding of the technological world. They will evaluate past and present design technology and the ways that these have influenced modern society. This will allow our children to have a more critical approach to their own designs and creations.
Throughout their time at The Stoke Poges School, children will be encouraged to take risks when designing and making their products. Lessons will be hands on and engaging, with the children having access to lots of resources and materials. They will be encouraged to think critcally in order to evaluate their past prototypes and when testing their current designs. This will allow the children to build upon their artistic skills and become more resourceful.
We want the children to develop their imagination, their critical thinking and their understanding of the world around them through their love of Design Technology.