What does Design Technology look like at Chilvers Coton ?
At Chilvers Coton School, children are given the opportunity to design, make and evaluate products based on specific design criteria. We have a wide range of resources for our children to use to really stretch their design brains! We develop technical knowledge and language such as pivot and pulley alongside knowledge of basic joining techniques. Children also get the opportunity to learn how to sew using simple stitching techniques. We want our children to enjoy STEM learning and feel confident when using design and technology methods and processes throughout their education. We would like all pupils to understand how valuable these roles are in providing products and solutions in the world around us.
Our Design and Technology curriculum promotes curiosity and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners. At Chilvers Coton, we provide memorable Design and Technology lessons that will develop their Design and Technology capital and prepare them for the next stage in their education.
Children experience a wide variety of Design and Technology opportunities in well planned exciting lessons. We have specialist visitors to school throughout the year to enhance our curriculum.
We offer lunchtime and after school clubs that focus on developing key skills in Design and Technology.
The Design and Technology curriculum has carefully planned learning opportunities which ensure in each year group there is a progression of skills, understanding and knowledge. From entry into school the children are given a rich diet of technological experiences.
Our Nursery and reception children are engineers and architects as they explore construction materials and make junk models.
As children progress, products are evaluated, assembled and disassembled to help children make informed choices in the products that they design and make. Textiles are used in Year 1 to create their own puppets and Year 2 make their own unique replica of a hot air balloon!
We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in Design and Technology, develop a love of Design Technology, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths.
We want all of our children to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be teachers, architects, engineers, graphic designers, chefs, nutritionists or carpenters. The children enjoy STEM learning and feel confident when using design and technology methods and processes throughout their education. The children gain an understanding of how valuable these roles are in providing products and solutions in the world around us.
At Chilvers Coton Infant School, we are Design Technology Enthusiasts!