Design and Technology
At Washingwell we believe design and technology is an inspiring, rigours and practical subject. By using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Our pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through he evaluation of past and present deign and technology, they develop critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Our school bases the core work in history around the National Curriculum which aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed 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 prototypes and products for a whole range of users
- critiques, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
We teach a range of skills & concepts throughout school which include designing, making, evaluating and developing technical knowledge.