Design technology is taught through our creative curriculum at Buglawton. By linking design technology to the topic being taught in each classroom, children derive more meaning and purpose from their learning as it is set in a relevant context. Design technology is a practical and imaginative curriculum area where children frequently use higher level thinking skills to problem solve. Design technology as a curriculum area teaches direct making skills linked with the discipline of engineering (eg: strengthening, connecting, and building structures from different materials), but is also an amazing vehicle for bringing knowledge from other areas of the curriculum to life.

By following a model of design, make, evaluate, pupils demonstrate a wide range of technical knowledge that showcases their application of subject knowledge from other areas of the curriculum (eg: use mechanical and electrical systems in their products and apply their understanding of computing skills). The most important facet of design technology at Buglawton is that it is presented in an exciting and open-ended manner where children’s curiosity and questioning is nurtured.

 

 

National Curriculum Document