In Design & Technology, we plan, design and make our ideas, this makes us designers.
At Riddings Infant and Nursery School,.
We believe that a high quality education in Design and Technology will help pupils gain an appreciation of design and help them develop their confidence and creativity. Experiences here are provided which challenge the pupils to step beyond their comfort zones to see what they are capable of. In doing this, pupils are encouraged to view themselves as designers and recognise that they have unique talents.
‘On Education’ believes that through “design education...pupils are able to make something novel that has the potential to change the world” as “success today relies on a new way of thinking and that’s exactly what design thinking can teach”.
At Riddings Infant and Nursery School, we believe that Design and Technology is an integral part of a broad and balanced curriculum. We intend to deliver a Design and Technology curriculum which is practical, ambitious and raises aspirations. We intend for all children to develop knowledge and skills as set out in Development Matters and The National Curriculum. We want the children’s learning to be meaningful so we ensure, where possible, that there are links with our current learning within other areas of the curriculum. We intend to show the children the wide range of skills and knowledge required in Design and Technology and how these have developed the modern world we live in today. We aim to develop learners that talk like a designer by teaching subject specific vocabulary explicitly to the children.
We aim for the knowledge taught to ‘stick’ with the children and as part of this we run Memory Monday sessions where the children have the opportunity to revise previous art knowledge.We believe that this supports all children with their Design and Technology learning but in particular our SEND children as they are offered the opportunity to continually rehearse skills previously to them.
Our D&T Curriculum