Design and Technology
“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it means how it looks but of course. If you look deeper, it is really how it works.”
We believe at Tilston Parochial CE Primary School, Design and Technology prepares children to deal with tomorrows rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers, as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities, and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems. Through the study of Design and Technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industry. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, it’s uses and impacts within our community.
From the early years in school all the way up to year 6, we want children to gain a curiosity on how and why things work, which then will progress onto their desire to design and make things. At Tilston we are blessed with beautiful surroundings with a plethora of natural materials to create dens, models outside in the environment as well as smaller projects within the classrooms. We aim to provide the children with countless experiences that enhance their sense of joy and wonder.
Creativity, friendship and communication, and imagination are all key to a fulfilled childhood. We want these to play a fundamental role in our design and technology curriculum to ensure every child’s experience within school is meaningful and brings out the best in everyone.