Design & Technology

Our Design and Technology subject leader is Miss Storey.

At Baddow Hall Infant School our vision is for every child to make the best possible progress.

Intent for our Design and Technology curriculum:
At Baddow Hall Infant School our design and technology curriculum aims to ensure that children become lifelong learners through developing an enjoyment of design and construction.

We aim to ensure that children develop curiosity in design and technology by enabling children to develop their different design skills through the exploration of different techniques, styles and media.

We develop resilience in children through our design and technology curriculum by challenging children to design, make and then evaluate models, giving them the opportunities to look at how they could make their work better.

We enable children to be creative through teaching the children a range of skills, allowing them to explore different medias and design ideas to inspire and develop their own ideas and exploration.

EYFS framework (educational programme):
Physical Development - Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination, which is later linked to early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence.

Expressive Arts and Design - The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.

National curriculum guidance (purpose of study):
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.