Statement of Intent
At Finchale Primary School, it is our intent for Design & Technology to offer children the chance to use creative thinking and design within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in a process of designing and making. We make use of a variety of resources (commercial kits such as Lego, KNEX construction and individual items such as cams and followers) to support our teaching. We aim to build on these year on year.
Through the study of Design & Technology, pupils 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.