A Warmingham Designer
A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16
Why is Design & Technology Important?
Design and technology prepare pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life. The subject calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices.
As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects. Through design and technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.
RCSAT’s Vision for Design & Technology - On completion of the Design & Technology curriculum our pupils will have developed:
- Experience of using their imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems.
- The ability to work constructively and productively with others.
- The ability to carry out research, show initiative and ask questions to understand a user’s needs.
- A good knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products and how to use them responsibly and safely.
- A knowledge of important inventors and their inventions and how they have improved people’s lives.
- An enjoyment for design and technology
Design & Technology at Warmingham
As Warmingham Designers, we 'Let our lights shine' by becoming enthusiastic, curious, independent thinkers, as well as motivated, reflective and resilient learners.
Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject. It encourages children to learn to think and act creatively to solve problems as individuals and as members of a team. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs.
We aim to, where possible, link work to other curriculum subjects. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate their design technology, its uses and effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making.