At Herne CE Junior School, we believe that creativity and imagination are both vital in a child’s education. Design technology provides all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education; the curriculum will enable pupils to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. The lessons taught across the school are designed to develop skills and to draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they
At Herne Juniors our Design Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge and concepts to enable children to tackle real problems which are built on every year. It can improve analysis, practical capability, problem solving, imagination, and evaluation skills not only of their own products/designs but of the designs of others.
The content of the DT curriculum in Key Stage 2 builds on what children have learned in Key Stage 1. Children develop and improve their skills in developing the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday task confidently, build and apply their knowledge, skills and understanding in order to design and make high quality products, critique and evaluate products and understand and apply the principles of nutrition.
Our children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers by building on their skills through taught sequences. We believe in a plan, do, and review structure to DT where children will use research and inspiration to plan their final products, often learning techniques, before creating. After they have produced their piece they will have the chance to review and assess what they have done focusing on what they like, what went well and evaluating what they could change next time.
We believe every child has the potential to create something unique and inspired… we aim to give children the skills and know how to do so.