Design and Technology
Welcome to Design and Technology at Gorsemoor
It is our belief, that the purpose of education is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to prepare children for their diverse working lives, build character, teach knowledge for its own intrinsic value and ignite a love of learning. Design and Technology is a highly practical and creative subject bringing learning to life, which will equip children with many life-skills that they will need for the future to grow and flourish in the developing world. At Gorsemoor, the Design and Technology a child experiences is a journey of exploration, stimulating curiosity, practical learning and evaluating which we believe are important creative behaviours to ignite a love of learning. We encourage children to become imaginative problem solvers, both as individuals and collaboratively providing a motivating context for learning in the wider curriculum. Design and Technology has the power to transform: pupils learn to improve people’s lives; they are able to make better decisions and they understand more about the impact of products on the world.
The aim of Design and Technology is to help children become informed consumers and potential innovators. Through the engaging teaching of Design and Technology children will learn to ‘design, make, evaluate and apply technical knowledge’ encompassing the following areas: Mechanisms, Textiles, Structures and Cooking and Nutrition. We believe that the teaching of Cooking and Nutrition is of great importance equipping the children with the knowledge and skills to cook healthy food and learn about the wider impact of food and of health and the environment.The excitement, energy and potential of Design and Technology at Gorsemoor Primary School enhances children’s personal development, interests, enjoyment and promotes life-long well-being as well as uniting communities.
At Gorsemoor, we continue to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum despite COVID-19 restrictions. With Design and Technology, the children have access to a range of tools and equipment which are sterilised between classes and table top resources are printed for each child, when necessary. We also continue to invest time in developing our use of new technology that will support interactive learning, in line with our risk assessment and government restrictions.