Design and Technology Intent:
The National Curriculum for Design Technology states that the subject is “inspiring, rigorous and practical”. DT aims to allow children to use their imagination creatively to design and make a range of products within a variety of contexts. Children will be given the skills to research, design, make and evaluate high quality products.
At The Academy of Cuxton Schools, we aim to implement this through a variety of teaching methods; Design and Technology lessons, developing skills in Art and Design and through a cross curricular approach to learning. DT requires children to draw on and apply skills within Mathematics, Art, Science and Computing, children will deepen their understanding and independence within all of these subject areas during their Design and Technology lessons.
Throughout their time at The Academy of Cuxton Schools, children will be given the opportunity to develop their understanding of the technological world, they will evaluate past and present design and technology and the ways in which these have influenced the modern society allowing them to develop a more critical approach to their own creations.
Children at The Academy of Cuxton Schools are encouraged to take risks when designing and making their products, lessons will be hands on and engaging creating experiential learning. They will be encouraged to think critically in order to evaluate their prototypes and when testing their current designs, this will allow them to build upon their artistic skills and become more resourceful.
At The Academy of Cuxton Schools, we want our children to have broad imaginations, be critical thinkers and have an understanding of the world around them through their love of Design and Technology. We aim for our children to question and think innovatively about the world around them in order to design and develop their own products with purpose in mind.