Design Technology at Kirk Ella St Andrew’s Primary School
At Kirk Ella St. Andrew’s, we believe that Design and Technology is a subject that can inspire children to become young designers throughout their school life and beyond school into adulthood. We could have architects, professional chefs or fashion designers in the making and we need to ensure we have an environment that can allow these children to be creative. We can provide the children with the skills, subject knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum Design and Technology Programmes of study through a balanced and broad curriculum. Products are made for a purpose within Design and Technology and give children the opportunity to make products across a range of different contexts.
- Based upon the National Curriculum and the individual needs of our children, we have created a Design and Technology progression map which sets out the objectives taught in each year group. These objectives show how the children progress throughout the school and how their skills develop.
- Design and Technology is often taught within projects that are often part of the broader thematic learning to give opportunities to learn life skills and apply skills to ‘hands on’ situations in a purposeful context.
- Each year group will undertake work linked to construction materials, food & nutrition and textiles.
- Each year group are expected to follow the design process within each term where each project will follow the method; research, design, make and evaluate.
- Our lessons are planned so that all our children are able to access lessons and where appropriate, teachers will differentiate to support the needs of individual children.
- A range of skills will be taught ensuring that children are aware of health and safety issues related to the tasks undertaken.
- Collaborative learning: In Design and Technology children may well be asked to work as part of a team learning to support and help one another towards a challenging, yet rewarding goal.
- The impact of our Design and Technology curriculum is measured in a variety of ways: questioning during lesson time, assessing children’s written work against the learning objective and listening to child-led discussion.
- The work from all year groups will be monitored through book scrutinies and learning walks.
- As the children develop their understanding as young designers, we hope our children will have clear enjoyment and confidence in Design and Technology that they will then apply to other areas of the curriculum in the future.
- The children will develop skills and attributes they can use throughout their school life and beyond school into adulthood.
The Design Technology Curriculum Overview Documents