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Design Technology

Intent

At FPPF we value Design and Technology. Design and technology is an inspiring and practical subject. Using creativity, curiosity and imagination, pupils design and make products that link to the wider curriculum and broader world within a variety of contexts, considering their own 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, independent and resilient citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop an 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 future. 

 

Characteristics

  • TC1: Ignite curiosity and creativity through design ideas, linked to the design brief

  • TC2: Develop and improve skills and techniques needed to bring a design to life form planning to making; including cutting, shaping, joining and finishing

  • TC3: Investigate, explore and analyse other products, design ideas and materials to compare effectiveness of own product; developing and improving to meet the planned design specification

  • TC4: Understand technical knowledge needed to make a product successfully. Including; strengthening, stiffening, reinforcing and key technical terms in electrical and mechanical design

  • TC5: Develop knowledge and expertise in computer aided design and manufacturer 

  • TC5: Understand and develop a broad experience of nutrition through exploring food; creating a healthy passion for food

 

Curriculum Overview & Big Questions

We use Big Questions to test how accurately the children acquire the key sticky knowledge and/or skills appropriate to the topic. These questions are answered in a variety of ways, through verbal responses, to written tasks to more creative work.

Children understand the question at the start of the topic so they can link their learning to the bigger picture.

Curriculum Sticky Knowledge

Sticky Knowledge is the key knowledge that we have chosen for the children to know after each topic. This knowledge is built upon, brought back into the working memory or recapped (retention & retrieval work) through the subsequent topics, years and even through different subjects. The aim is to retain this key knowledge by making a change to the child's long term memory.

Within all subjects, the expanse of knowledge is vast. We have chosen the key sticky knowledge that we feel would benefit the children through their KS1 journey and to help them understand and enjoy the subject area ready for KS2.

 

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Celebrating and Enriching

 

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