At Moseley we offer a wide range of exciting and educational opportunities to enhance skills, talents and creativity.
Design and Technology encompasses the investigation, designing, making and evaluation of products. It is essentially a creative way of learning that fosters children’s ability to actively engage with, and participate in, ‘the made world’. It focuses on the communicating of ideas, through drawing and modelling and working with materials and mechanisms, in order to learn and practise particular skills and develop knowledge and understanding.
We aim to teach Design and Technology in a creative and engaging way. The school has adopted the International Primary Curriculum in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, as a tool to deliver Design and Technology as part of a topic led curriculum. The International Primary Curriculum ensures that the school meets all aspects of the Design and Technology curriculum set out in the National Curriculum for England (2014).
What knowledge, understanding and skills do we aim to develop?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
We encourage creative work in the reception class, as this is part of the Foundation Stage Curriculum. We relate the children's creative development to the objectives set out in the Development Matters, which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. The children's learning includes art, music, dance, role-play and imaginative play. The range of experience encourages children to make connections between one area of learning and another, and so extends their understanding.
We provide a rich environment in which we encourage and value creativity. Children are engaged in a wide range of activities, and their responses involve the various senses. The activities that they take part in are imaginative and enjoyable.
Key Stage 1 and 2
At Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 we aim to develop the knowledge and skills as specified in the Design and Technology National Curriculum for England 2014 (https://www.data.org.uk/for-education/curriculum/dt-national-curriculum-for-england-2014/).
- Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
- Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality proto-types and products for a wide range of users.
- Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
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