Design and Technology at Fairmeadows
Design and technology is an intricate part of our day to day lives and it is therefore important that our children are taught how this subject is of great importance in our rapidly changing world.
Children are encouraged to think creatively in order to solve problems and/or make improvements to existing ideas and products. Design and Technology gives students the opportunity to work and think both as individuals and as part of a team, which helps them develop and learn while demonstrating our learning powers at Fairmeadows. Design and Technology is an creative, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems.
Design Technology is taught from Year 1 to Year 6. These lessons are taught in blocks (one topic per week), this gives the children more time to develop key skills and enhance their learning.
At Fairmeadows we follow Chris Quigley's Essentials curriculum for Design & Technology.
Our planning is progressive and skills are revisited from Year 1 through to Year 6 to ensure that children have a deeper understanding of Design and Technology techniques, vocabulary and concepts.
Our Curriculum and Threshold Concepts
Master practical skills
This concept involves developing the skills needed to make high quality products.
Design, make, evaluate and improve
This concept involves developing the process of design thinking and seeing design as a process.
Take inspiration from design throughout history
This concept involves appreciating the design process that has influenced the products we use in everyday life
DT at home
There are a few ways in which you can support your child with their Design and Technology learning: