Design and Technology (DT)
DT Vision Statement
We love DT at Pinfold Primary and foster and celebrate creativity in every form. We value the need for humans to express themselves and the joy that art can bring. As Art can bring communities together and change the politics of the world, so can DT. Using the many consumable resources as we do today, smart design is key.
We have devised a cumulative curriculum that involves mixing the learning about the classal artists from long ago who paved the way for our contemporary artists and designers. We will study contemporary DT and also practical designs through our curriculum from around the world and share in the influences, colour, textures and methods from other cultures. we will also look at historical design for example Anderton shelters. In Forest School children use tools to learn practical methods of creating structures.
We are passionate about saving our environment so we will learn about how our designs can impact on the environment and how we can improve this and make a positive change to our world.
The National Curriculum States:
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They
acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how 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. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Please follow this link for the Programmes of Study: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239041/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Design_and_technology.pdf