Design & Technology
At Bransty Primary School we recognise that Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of today’s rapidly changing world. This subject encourages children to become independent and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. (In turn, creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life.) It also enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually 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 industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past Design and Technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and Technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, we provide children with a range of materials to construct with, encourage them to think about and discuss what they want to make, discuss problems and how they might be solved as they arise. Staff reflect with children on how they have achieved their aims and teach children different techniques for joining materials.
Our Design and Technology curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6 provides a clear and comprehensive scheme of work based on the excellent CUSP resources, that will show progression of skills across all key stages within the strands of Design and Technology and provides both support and challenge for learners.