Florence Melly Community Primary School
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“Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday”. Steve Jobs

At Florence Melly we are designers and technologists! We want our children to love design technology. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be architects, graphic designers, chefs or carpenters. 

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. National Curriculum (2013)

Bringing Design Technology Alive at Florence Melly!

We often use the vibrancy of Liverpool as a vehicle  to enrich pupils’ time in our school with memorable and unforgettable experiences, trips, lessons and clubs. Here are just a few examples of how we have brought our DT curriculum alive this year:

  • Pupils participated in the ‘spooktacular’ design a pumpkin competition. Miss McCarrick and Miss Burnett challenged our pupils to create a pumpkin of their favourite book characters! WOW, what an amazing response we received – from Mr Bump to Diary of a Wimpy Kid – the creations were amazing! Every child who submitted an entry was treated to a book from our book vending machine and the winners, book vouchers to spend on wonderful new books to enjoy!

Our Design Technology Policy

Please take a few minutes to read through our Design Technology policy, created by our DT Lead(s), Miss McWilliams and Mis Burrow. If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of this policy or our approach to DT, please get in touch: e.mcwilliams@fmp.liverpool.sch.uk or j.burrow@fmp.liverpool.sch.uk

Our Design Technology Curriculum Rationale

Design Technology Subject Characteristics

Design technology subject specific characteristics, which we expect the children to demonstrate, have been developed and shared with all stakeholders. These characteristics underpin all work in DT and form a focal point for display areas and provide a common subject specific vocabulary for staff and pupils. 

At Florence Melly, we are Designers and Technologists. We have…

  • Significant levels of originality and the willingness to take creative risks to produce innovative ideas and prototypes.
  • An excellent attitude to learning and independent working and passion for the subject and knowledge of, up-to-date technological innovations in materials, products and systems.
  • The ability to use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others.
  • The ability to carry out thorough research, show initiative and ask questions to develop an exceptionally detailed knowledge of users’ needs.
  • The ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely.
  • A thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products.
  • The ability to apply mathematical knowledge.
  • The ability to manage risks exceptionally well to manufacture products safely and hygienically.

Key Design Technology Documentation

Please use the links below to access our key documentation.

Design Technology Curriculum Map

Design Technology Cumulative End Goals

Design Technology Vocabulary Progression

Celebrating Design Technology on Social Media

Recent Design Technology Initiatives at Florence Melly 

At Florence Melly, we implement many initiatives to promote Design Technology. This year, these have included:

At Florence Melly Community Primary School, we are DESIGNERS AND TECHNOLOGISTS!