Design and Technology
Many pupils arrive at Shoreham Village School with a thirst for practical activities, natural creativity and basic technology skills. At our school, design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ 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, enterprising and capable citizens. 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. By the end of Year 6, pupils will have received a high-quality design and technology education, equipping them to make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
The curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
Pupils begin their Design and Technology journey with us during the Early Years Foundation Stage and the starting point of our curriculum design includes the area for learning development of 'Expressive Arts and Design'. The curriculum we deliver in Reception lays the foundations for the learning that will take place in subsequent years.
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage can be found here
The Programme of Study for Art and Design for Years 1 to 6 can be found here