Design & Technology Lead
At Godfrey Ermen Memorial School our Design Technology curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills. We intend to encourage our children to become independent, creative problem-solvers and thinkers as individuals and as part of a team. Our children will know more, remember more and understand more.
Our design technology curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum Design Technology Programmes of study, to fulfil the NC whereby schools must provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum. Our children will have the opportunity to learn new practical skills while drawing on their knowledge of mathematics, science, computing and art. The skills and techniques developed through our Design and Technology curriculum are of great importance in the ever- changing technological world to ensure that our children are equipped for the next stages in their lives, our aim is that they will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.
Our Design and Technology curriculum is implemented through a variety of different projects over the children’s time at Godfrey Ermen Memorial School.
Through DT our children will learn to take risks, become resourceful, innovative and enterprising individuals. They learn to be passionate and excited by the designing and making of products including working with, preparing and tasting food. Our children will understand and apply the principles of healthy eating, diets, and recipes, including key processes, food groups and cooking equipment. They will build and apply a repertoire of skills, knowledge and understanding to produce high quality, innovative outcomes, including models, prototypes, CAD, and products to fulfil the needs of users, clients, and scenarios.
Learning is assessed through the analysis of the children’s ability to evaluate, design, make and improve their own work. They will also self-evaluate and reflect on learning at different stages and identify areas to improve. We aim to have the large majority of our children achieving age related expectations in Design Technology as outlined in the National Curriculum. As designers, our children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood.