It is imperative that children develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. Meaningful links are made to Global Goals and the UNICEF Rights of the Child where relevant.
At Village Primary School children see Design and technology as an inspiring practical subject. In every lesson, children have the opportunity to use and develop their imagination and creativity to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines from other subject areas such as mathematics, art and computing and these links are highlighted. Pupils are encouraged to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
Children at Village understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook. They understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle; we instil a love for cooking as an expression of creativity and a crucial life skill that enables children to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.
It is our aim that children understand that high quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, economy and well-being of the nation.