Design and Technology Curriculum
At Farnborough Road Infant School we are Design and Technology Enthusiasts. We want all our children to love Design and Technology. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be teachers, architects, engineers, graphic designers, chefs, nutritionists or carpenters.
We want all children to have access to appropriate Design and Technology experiences and resources so that they can become the teachers, architects, engineers, graphic designers, chefs, nutritionists or carpenters of the future. We want boys and girls to enjoy STEM learning and feel confident when using design and technology methods and processes throughout their education. We would like all pupils to understand how valuable these roles are in providing products and solutions in the world around us.
Our Design and Technology curriculum promotes curiosity and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners. The FRIS Design and Technology curriculum not only meets National Curriculum requirements but will provide memorable Design and Technology lessons that will develop their Design and Technology capital and prepare them for the next stage in their education.
For example children explore a wide variety of Design and Technology enriching experiences during our Science and Technology week. We have specialist visitors to school that run workshops and offer lunchtime and after school clubs that focus on developing key skills in Design and Technology.
The Design and Technology curriculum has been carefully built and the learning opportunities and assessment opportunities or each year group ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills.
For example, our broad and balanced curriculum provides our children with the opportunity to explore a wide range of Design and Technology experiences that build on learning as they move through the year groups. From exploring blocks, junk modelling and simple baking activities in Caterpillars, Nursery and Reception, to designing, creating and evaluating their own products in Year One and Two. Our children make choices in their learning and develop the skills to build on previous learning.
We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in Design and Technology, develop a love of Design and Technology, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths.
At Farnborough Road Infant School, we are Design and Technology Enthusiasts!