"Technology makes possibilities. Design makes solutions." - John Maeda
The world is changing so quickly, maybe never more so, that it is right now! Design and Technology seeks to prepare children to deal with tomorrow’s world. At RL Hughes we encourage our children to become independent, creative, problem solvers. They are given the opportunity to work alone and as part of a team. We want children to think ‘outside of the box’. They need to recognise that there is a need for a piece of technology and then to plan, design, create, adapt, improve and finally to evaluate the effectiveness of their creations. Then they need to look specifically at their design specifications and their target audience when deciding if their creation was effective. We give children the opportunities to explore other people’s designs and technology, to pull them apart and to reflect on the use of the design. This allows our children to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, it's uses and impacts and how it changed the world.
“Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizz kids turn their bright ideas into useful products.”
It is the intent of RL Hughes Primary School for Design Technology to be taught in all year groups each term through the year group’s topics. One of the units each year will focus on food technology.
Key objectives of intent:
The national curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook