Design and Technology
DT at Myton Park
Nurturing skills for life’
Our curriculum aims for high standards whilst providing valuable and memorable opportunities for all children to learn, grow and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to their needs now and their future lives. It promotes a willingness to question and explore, widen their horizons, develop their aspirations and instil self-belief.
Design and Technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve the quality of life. The subject calls for the pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects. Through design and technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.
Aims of Design and Technology
The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
(National Curriculum 2014)
Link to DT curriculum overview
- Link to National Curriculum for DT