At Springfield, it is our intent to develop children’s skills and knowledge in design in order to prepare children for the rapidly changing world around them. Our curriculum encourages children’s creativity, innovation and problem solving skills, encouraging them to think about important issues such as the quality of the products they are using, as well as the health and safety requirements of the equipment they use.
We aim to provide children with the opportunity to identify design needs and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by creating and making products that solve real and relevant problems. Through the study of Design Technology, children will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and begin to apply prior skills in mathematics, science, computing and art skills.
By focussing on the four key aspects of design (investigate, design, make and evaluate), children will be able to document the journey, from initial thoughts through to final product as well as developing subject specific vocabulary. We aim to develop their knowledge and understanding of key designers, technicians and the impact that technology has on history, culture and the World today.
We aim to ensure that our children have opportunities:
- To learn to take risks, be reflective, innovative, enterprising and resilient.
- To participate successfully in an increasingly technological world through allowing the curriculum to grow with emerging technologies.
- To reflect upon and evaluate the contribution of significant people, past and present, whose achievements have had a considerable impact on society.
- To design and make a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real-life / relevant purpose.
- To develop the skills to prepare and cook a variety of foods whilst understanding and applying the principals of nutrition.
- To use a range of equipment with safety.