At Monksdown Primary, we intend to build a Design Technology curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
Children will know more, remember more and understand more. We intend to create a design technology curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum Design Technology Programmes of study. To fulfil the duties of the NC whereby schools must provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.
In our Design & Technology curriculum we intend to create opportunities for children to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Children will consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
At Monksdown Primary, we intend to embrace and exploit the EYFS framework which clearly identifies and strengthens the role of design and technology. It is specifically named in the area of learning ‘Expressive Arts and Design’ and it is clear that D&T makes an important contribution to children’s development in all seven areas of learning.