Design and Technology
Our Design and Technology curriculum is delivered through well-planned and resourced projects and experiences. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.
At Folksworth Church of England (VC) Primary School, all projects are based in the context of solving real-world, age appropriate problems and meeting relevant design criteria. Pupils are encouraged to design, make and evaluate both their own work and existing products using their embedded technical knowledge that builds and develops as they progress through their journey at school. Children generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches and double spread sheets. The interactive process of designing and making, enables pupils to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products as well as the ideas of others. Our curriculum creates opportunities for the children to design, explore and create under the umbrellas of textiles, construction, mechanisms, electrical systems and finally cooking and nutrition. This enables pupils to make meaningful connections with mathematics, science, computing and art as appropriate. Our intent is to enable pupils to develop their communicative and reasoning skills and to apply their information and knowledge to real life situations.