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Irk Valley Community School

Respect

The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.

Cooperation

The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

Happiness

The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Design and Technology

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What is Design and Technology?

Design and Technology is a practical subject where pupils design and make products to solve real and relevant problems in a variety of contexts (for example, the home and school, gardens and playgrounds or the local community.) Pupils should consider their own and others needs, wants and values. Children should design and make Something for, Someone for, Some purpose. The ‘Something’ is the product, the ‘Someone’ is the user and the ‘Some purpose’ is the task that the product should perform.

 

How Do We Teach Design & Technology at Irk Valley?

Design & Technology involves a range of technical skills which children develop over the course of their education. The technical skills cover topics such as Textiles, Cooking & Nutrition, Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, Structures and Mechanisms. 

 

For more information about topic coverage and skill progression across the key stages, click on the links below. 

The Design & Technology curriculum requires children create products through a sequence of lessons, including Designing, Making and Evaluating. These products must be designed to meet a product specification and suitability measured against a criteria based on the intended users needs. The document below details how progression through these skills (design, make & evaluate) is taught at Irk Valley. 

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