At Kirk Merrington, we believe Design Technology should inspire and challenge children to become creative problem solvers. Our Design Technology curriculum enables children to develop the knowledge and skills to design and make products which solve real and relevant problems. Design Technology provides children with the opportunities to evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others and enables children to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Design Technology allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other curriculum areas such as mathematics, science, computing and art when developing and designing products. Children are given the opportunity to evaluate key events and individuals who have helped shape the world, showing the real impact of design and technology on our everyday lives to inspire children to become the next generation of engineers, designers, chefs and architects.
Our long-term plan has been carefully set out to ensure the key terms of design and technology are developed from Reception to Year 6 to ensure there is clear progression of skills and vocabulary. At Kirk Merrington, the design process is fundamental and runs throughout our curriculum. Design Technology is taught through a variety of real-life, practical activities to allow children to develop exploring, designing, making, evaluating, technical knowledge and cooking and nutrition.
At Kirk Merrington, we intend to inspire pupils to develop a love of Design and Technology and to understand how Design Technology continually shapes the ever-evolving technological world they live in.