Curriculum Intent - Design Technology
At Darley Dale Primary School, pupils use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve problems in a range of contexts. They draw on the disciplines of other subjects, such as mathematics, science, computing and art. Pupils are taught a range of practical skills needed to make high quality products. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. They evaluate notable designers and existing products to inspire them to create their own ideas and designs.
Characteristics of a 'Design and Maker'
- Significant levels of originality and the willingness to take creative risks to produce innovative ideas and prototypes.
- An excellent attitude to learning and independent working.
- The ability to use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others.
- The ability to carry out thorough research, show initiative and ask questions to develop an exceptionally detailed knowledge of users’ needs.
- The ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely.
- A thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products.
- The ability to apply mathematical knowledge.
- The ability to manage risks exceptionally well to manufacture products safely and hygienically.
- A passion for the subject and knowledge of, up-to-date technological innovations in materials, products and systems.