Shine As A Designer
Newtown Designers let their light shine brightly.
All children are encouraged to engage with the Design and Technology curriculum through inspiring, rigorous and practical activities such as making their own moving toy, designing volcanos and preparing and cooking a Viking feast. The children have the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems and prepares them to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. We aim to inspire the children to always make something for somebody for some purpose.
Through our Design and Technology curriculum, we aim to enable the children to become:
Enthusiastic, curious and independent thinkers through developing their creative, technical and practical skills that they need to perform everyday tasks. We encourage the children to take creative risks – try things out, learn from their mistakes, be resourceful in trying to solve problems and to innovate using their imagination and creativity.
Motivated, reflective and resilient learners through developing their ability to make decisions for themselves and engage with practical work. Children will learn how to be critical of their work and that of others and develop their evaluation skills. This will allow our children not only to engage with the design process but also to develop their skills of perseverance, resilience and communication.
Tolerant and responsible citizens through thinking and acting creatively to solve problems in order to improve the quality of life of others. Children learn how to create products with due consideration of their own and others’ need, wants and values. Pupils are enabled to work both independently and as members of a team, to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.