Our Design Technology curriculum has been designed, sequenced and developed carefully to ensure that it meets the aims and objectives outlined in the National Curriculum. It provides regular opportunities for pupils to explore existing products, design their own products and then evaluate them.
The curriculum has a clear process for Design Technology units that enables pupils to develop the skills and knowledge needed to create their final product. It also supports teachers to break down learning into component parts. Each unit within the curriculum has a clear purpose and aim, so that a suitable design brief and criteria can be presented to pupils. These purposes can include designing, making and evaluating products for home, school, industry, gardens and the local community.
We ensure that pupils develop skills in working with a wide variety of materials, including, for eg, textiles, wood, card, ingredients and plastic. Alongside this, pupils are exposed to a wide range of tools that can complete important construction, joining or aesthetics tasks.
Throughout the curriculum, there are planned opportunities to develop understanding of mechanisms, stability, strength, cookery, sewing, levers, gears and pulleys and electric components. Our curriculum is mapped carefully from Nursery (where applicable) to Year 6 to ensure a progressive development of knowledge and skills.