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Branston Church of England Infant Academy

'The Best We Can Be'

Design & Technology

The Intent of Design and Technology at Branston C of E Infant Academy

At Branston C of E Infant Academy, our design and technology curriculum allows children to be creative and imaginative in order to create products which solve real life problems. We believe that children should have ownership of their learning and be given freedom to explore and take appropriate risks. With consideration of something, somebody for some purpose, we allow the pupils to aim for an outcome that is tailored to them, and which follows a real-life brief.

 

The Implementation of Design and Technology at Branston C of E Infant Academy

Children will design, make, and evaluate through mechanisms, textiles, food, and structures. Children will design functional products and communicate their ideas through drawing, plans and practice models of their proposed products. They will practice creating several types of mechanisms to see which would be the best to use for this project. Children will explore existing products/ objects too. Once the design stage is complete, they will then begin to make their product by using tools with precision and care as well as selecting appropriate materials. Children will then evaluate their finished product against the design criteria which was set at the beginning of the project.

 

The Impact of Design and Technology at Branston C of E Infant Academy

The impact on our children is clear: progress, sustained learning and transferrable skills applied into all areas of the curriculum. As creators and designers, children are confident in their knowledge and ability to use a range of tools carefully and with precision. They have had the opportunity to learn about a range of foods, where they come from and how to make healthy, well-balanced meals.

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