Design and Technology
At Pott Shrigley, our intent for our Design and Technology curriculum is to provide pupils with stimulating, immersive, and inclusive lessons that enable all children to develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. We will encourage and foster their creativity, technical knowledge, and problem-solving skills, drawing on knowledge from other subjects such as science, maths, engineering, computing, and art to empower pupils to become innovative and responsible designers and be active participants in an increasingly technological world.
Our Design and Technology curriculum has been carefully planned to encompass key knowledge and skills, following a clear progression from when children are first introduced to designing and creating in Reception through to the end of key stage 2 objectives in Year 6. Throughout this time, our pupils access a wide range of creative and practical activities that enable them to develop and master everyday tasks confidently in a range of relevant contexts and real-world challenges.
Children are taught the knowledge and skills needed to understand the process of design and making using appropriate tools to create functional and appealing products. On completion, our pupils learn how to evaluate their ideas and products against their design criteria, taking onboard the views of others, to assess what was successful and what could be improved.
Creativity is actively encouraged whilst still maintaining an understanding of the technical skills needed to execute a design.
Our Design and Technology provision at Pott Shrigley Church School, is underpinned by a clear intent, effective implementation, and significant impact. It equips children with the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to thrive in an increasingly technological and creative society. Pupils develop a solid foundation of key concepts and techniques needed to be successful designers. Children leave our school having experienced hands-on processes where they have been given the opportunity to explore, experiment, and take risks, trusting the design process and inspiring the future generation of engineers and designers.