At Holy Family, we believe that high-quality Design & Technology education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent, and reflect when creating their own work. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Design & Technology. They should also know how these both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each Design & Technology topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression.
The emphasis on knowledge and skills ensures that children understand the context of the work, as well as the designers that they are learning about and being inspired by. This approach enables links to form, deepening understanding in other curriculum areas as well as developing mastery in the key processes of design and technology.
Design & Technology in action...📸
Sculptures inspired by Andy Goldsworthy
The pupils at Holy Family have been creating sculptures in the form of this popular sculptor and photographer. He appreciates the natural environment and the beauty of natural elements - he even describes his studio as a 'dead space' as he much prefers to work outdoors. In true Goldsworthy style, the children have collected their own natural resources and attempted to blend their sculptures into the environment around them. From the design stage, the pupils have had to consider how their structure will balance and how it will be assembled to remain free-standing.
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