At Nafferton Primary School Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which fits in with the our topic based curriculum. Facilitators encourage children to learn, to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Nafferton Primary school, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Children are taught practical skills, building on those taught before, they know how to use tools safely within an environment which allows children to make decisions and learn from mistakes. Children are given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.
Through STEM activities, where links are made between mathematics, science and ICT, we aim to equip children with the critical thinking, resilience and problem solving skills to establish connections between the school, work place, community and the wider world.