Design and Technology
Design and Technology Vision
At Manor Park, in Design and Technology we aim for children to become inspired, curious learners through creative and practical activities, acquiring a broad subject knowledge and drawing on other subjects. Our curriculum of study ensures the exposure and progression of skills from the Early Years Foundation Stage so that by Year 4, children will have increasingly developed independence and resilience through learning to take risks and how to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Children will have the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values and therefore have ownership over their products. They will develop a critical understanding of design and technology’s impact on daily life and the wider world through the exploration and evaluation of DT.
‘’The designer does not begin with some preconceived idea. Rather, the idea is the result of careful study and observation, and then designing a product of that idea.’’
Paul Rand, American graphic designer, best known for corporate logo design, like IBM shares that a great product is always the result of research and multiple iterations. The idea you have at the beginning, it may seem significant, but it always ends up to be different.