Design and Technology

Design & Technology
Intent
We aim to provide children with a D&T education that is relevant in our rapidly changing world.  We want to encourage our children to become problem solvers who can work creatively on a shared project. We believe that high-quality D&T lessons will inspire children to think independently, innovatively and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. Our D&T curriculum provides children with opportunities to research, represent their ideas, explore and investigate, develop their ideas, make a product and evaluate their work. Children will be exposed to a wide range of media including textiles, food and wood; through this, children will develop their skills, vocabulary and creativity.

 

Implementation
Design and Technology teaching is taught through projects which can have cross-curricular links with our Learning Challenge topics. Where the curricular links are too tenuous or weak we teach stand alone projects guided by the Kapow D&T curriculum materials.

Each project covers the three main design elements: design, make, evaluate and has a clear progression of skills as children progress through the school.

Impact
Our DT Curriculum is developing to provide well thought out lessons and topics that demonstrate progression. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes; pupil discussions about their learning, which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work. As designers, children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood.

 

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