Design & Technology
At Springbank Primary Academy, we strive for a Design Technology curriculum that is inspiring and practical. It is knowledge driven; drawing on disciplines from other subjects such as mathematics, science, computing and the arts in order to make meaningful links and connections.
We recognise that Design Technology should provide children with a real-life purpose for learning. One which builds on careful consideration of cultural capital. Through meaningful enrichment opportunities such as workshops at the local secondary school or from visiting specialists along with links forged with other subjects as part of STEM week, they should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products which have a real-life purpose. Children are encouraged to use their imaginations and think creatively to design, develop and make products that solve problems. Our children celebrate successes whilst demonstrating an ability to reflect and evaluate their products and those they have studied.
Design Technology should prepare children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It is our aspiration that children become increasingly confident innovators and resilient risk-takers who over time develop and demonstrate resourceful, entrepreneurial qualities such as working as individuals and as part of a team. We provide them with the vocabulary associated with the skills and techniques of DT so that they may become increasingly articulate. They should understand that a career in Technology is possible and that their designs could make a real difference.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM OVERVIEW