Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils at Rodings Primary School design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Our pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. They learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. We expose children to high quality teaching and learning experiences to allow them to have the opportunity to explore the world they live in. We invite experts from our local community to inspire and support our pupils. 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.
At Rodings Primary School, we have developed an approach where we have ‘themes’ for each term: Explore, Discover and Create. Within these ‘themes’, Design and Technology is enhanced, alongside Art and Design. Our varied and exciting topics inspire learning and offer our pupils a chance to embed key design and technology knowledge and skills in a stimulating way. We encourage the children to learn through inspiring opportunities to do their own research and to lead their own learning. They will have the confidence to approach problems, the ability, perseverance and resilience to solve problems, good communication skills to work with others, the curiosity to question what they are told and the honesty to reflect on their own and others’ approaches. In doing so, they will be well equipped moving forwards in their education and future lives.
High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of our school community, our wider communities, and the nation as a whole.