Subject Leader Profile:
Mr Allen is our Design and Technology subject leader. Having previously spent some of his working life in industry, he is keen for children to be problem solvers and creative thinkers with a strong resilience. He is passionate for children to learn life skills that will help them prepare for the unknown world of tomorrow.
Whilst Design Technology is not a ‘stand-alone’ subject and makes lots of cross curricular links through a challenging and rewarding curriculum, Mr Allen believes that it is a subject that breaks through academic levels and gives all children a chance to learn, develop and progress. Learning new skills, problem solving, being creative and enjoyment are at the heart of a child’s development.
Design & Technology Intent Statement:
Design and Technology at Roe Lee Park Primary is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject that is accessible to all our children. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team, which will develop collaborative working and respect for other children’s abilities. The children are given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. We want to create independent, creative problem solvers.
Through the use of enquiry, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Children are then taught to select and use appropriate tools, safely, to make a product.
The children at Roe Lee Park Primary will develop a Design and Technology vocabulary when understanding the process of designing and six principles of design - user, purpose, functionality, design decisions, innovations and authenticity.
We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other curriculum areas such as Maths, English, Science, Computing and Art. In the near future, we hope links with other STEM subjects will be considered, with a focus on STEM questioning and beginning to prepare our children for the jobs that they will enter as adults. The lifelong skills they will develop will help prepare them to make informed decisions about the world of our future.
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