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Design and Technology Mission Statement
Design and Technology aims to inspire children through a broad range of practical experiences to create innovative designs which solve real and relevant problems within a variety of different contexts. Children are encouraged to identify real and relevant problems, to critically evaluate existing products and then take risks and be innovative when designing and creating solutions to the problems. As part of the design and making process, time is built in to reflect, evaluate and improve on prototypes using design criteria throughout to support the planning and making of products. Opportunities are provided for children to evaluate key events and individuals who have helped shape the world, showing the real impact of design and technology on the wider environment and helping to inspire children to become the next generation of innovators.
Through revisiting and consolidating technical skills, our lessons help children build on prior knowledge alongside introducing new skills, knowledge and challenge through their time at Marnel Junior School. The revision and introduction of key vocabulary is built into each lesson and Through our D and T lessons at Marnel Junior School, we intend to inspire children to develop a love of Design and Technology and see how it has helped shape the ever-evolving technological world they live in.
Whole-school and parental engagement will be supported through the use of design and technology-specific home learning tasks and opportunities provided in lessons. We want to ensure that Design and Technology is loved by children across school, therefore encouraging them to want to continue building on this wealth of skills and understanding, now and in the future. Impact can also be measured through key questioning skills built into lessons, child-led assessment such as success criteria grids and summative assessments aimed at targeting next steps in learning.