Our Design and Technology curriculum enables our children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. Projects in the subject encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. As with all our subjects, we make links as much as possible with other subjects. For example, we can teach cooking and nutrition in both Science, Maths and English. We practise design, developing, planning, communicating ideas, working with tools, equipment, materials, components to make quality products and evaluating processes and products skills in Science when faced with a question like ‘What material would be best for a Superhero cape?’
As with our entire curriculum, our vision is for children to flourish in their emotional, spiritual and learning needs through the teaching of all skills. As well as covering some aspects of the D.T. curriculum cross curricular, we teach some skills through our topics. For example, when teaching about the Romans, we teach sewing when designing and making a Vexillum. We may also teach woodwork And using tools when making chariots.
We aim to ensure we teach all aspects over Key Stages and using our progression of skills document, build on these skills in each Key Stage.