At Uxendon Manor, we believe that Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.
· To develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making.
· To enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas.
· To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures.
· To develop an understanding of technological processes and products, their manufacture and their contribution to our society.
· To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things.
· To develop the cross-curricular use of design and technology in other subjects.
We have adapted the national scheme of work to the local circumstances of our school, using the local environment as the starting point for aspects of our teaching and learning. Progression is built into the scheme of work, so that children are increasingly challenged as they move through the school.