DT Intent Statement:
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” - Steve Jobs.
At Wimborne First School we value the importance of Design and Technology. The Design and Technology curriculum at our school prepares children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers - both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify the needs and opportunities offered by a product and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems. Through the study of Design and Technology, they combine knowledge with practical skills to develop an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as an understanding of function and industry. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, its uses and impacts.
At Wimborne First, we intend Design and Technology to be creative and practical and provide children with the chance to problem solve and develop their own creative ideas. We aim to provide our children with the opportunity to use their imagination to design and make products within a variety of contexts, to provide motivation and meaning to their learning. Children will be taught a range of topics including mechanisms, textiles, food technology and electrical systems (in Key Stage 2). Through hands-on, practical experiences we aim for children to leave Year 4 with knowledge and skills of DT which will inspire children to be the chefs, engineers, sculptures, carpenters, designers and architects of the future. We recognise the important role of DT in preparing our children with skills for life which will enable them to be creative individuals who enjoy problem solving and feel secure with creative risk-taking in an increasingly technological world.