Design And Technology At Wales Primary School

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.

Aims

Our Design And Technology curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook

At Wales Primary School pupils have the opportunity to develop and refine their skills within lessons and also in special homework projects that are linked to the topic or theme that the class is learning. These are then showcased in special assemblies so that pupils can see different finished products.

Enrichment opportunities are provided for our children to stimulate their enjoyment of the subject. Visits to specific venues have inspired our pupils to produce high quality outcomes, while visitors regularly come into school to share their expertise.