The teaching of Design and Technology is of great importance to our children and the wider Highfield Farm Community. A strong start in Design and Technology learning will set the foundations for our children to become fascinated with future STEM careers and open their opportunities in sectors concerned with Science, technology, engineering and maths. At Highfield Farm, we encourage children to engage with the wonderful world of design and technology and that creating something, for someone and for a purpose is an endeavor that should be fostered.
Design and Technology is a way of learning, which spans and links the whole curriculum. We want all children at Highfield Farm Primary School to think innovatively, to question and explore the practical world around them, and to develop a positive and passionate attitude to their learning, through creative design. Teaching staff lead design technology lessons with a no ceiling approach to differentiation, taking into consideration the needs of children with SEND and the most able, enabling all children to access our challenging curriculum and to feel confident in their design decisions. Children understand how to apply their technical knowledge and justify their design decisions using key subject-specific vocabulary, initial designs, mock-ups, prototypes and functional products from the conceptual through to the constructional, avoiding design fixation. We want to instill the ethos at the heart of all good design – to design, test, make and evaluate…
We recognise the important role that design and technology plays in preparing our children with the skills they can use in their lifetime and the potential career opportunities that it may encourage them into. Through the high-quality DT education that all pupils at Highfield Farm will receive the children will gain a love for the subject in its own right, appreciate the value it has in societal development and how learning from it can drive forward aspirations for themselves and of others.
Our aim is that our children go on to apply taught design and technology skills across other subject disciplines subjects, as well as draw upon knowledge from other disciplines when required. Our carefully crafted curriculum is designed to provide our children with the subject-specific language they need to describe, question and discuss ideas relating to the design. Indeed, it is one of the ‘foundations’ aspects of the curriculum at Highfield Farm that will add real value to the children’s primary education.
How do I find out more about the curriculum?
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum or have any queries please contact Mr A Krabbendam, Interim Headteacher, using the details on our contact us page.