At Oxley, we recognise the importance of building a Design Technology curriculum which is inspiring, rigorous, and practical. Our vision is to provide opportunities where our young designers can use creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Throughout the curriculum, children will have many opportunities to become inspired by engineers, designers, chefs, nutritionists and architects, etc to help engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement and increase the cultural capital from which they can draw from in the future. They will be introduced to a range of systems: structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical and food products that are both memorable and purposeful. It is our aim that by the time a child leaves Oxley, they have developed their critical thinking, strategic and problem-solving skills to become resilient learners and succeed in an ever-changing world.
By creating cross-curricular links with other subjects, such as mathematics, science, computing and art, we endeavour that all children will develop curiosity in the world around them and use their skills and knowledge to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. Our intent is that the curriculum, inspired by the Design and Technology Association, prepares our children with opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences they need to be successful in later life.