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 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.
At Charles Saer Community Primary School, our aim is for all children to:
use DT to develop an understanding of the design and making process, the need to evaluate existing ideas and products and an ability to work through the D&T process confidently.
Ensure that by the end of key stage 2 children are able to work more independently, and with confidence on design and technology.
Ensure that children are able to identify opportunities for design and technology activities by observing more closely the objects around them.
Make children more aware of the ways in which everyday objects have been designed and made.
To enable children to become more confident and skilled in using the range of tools and materials
available in the school.
At Charles Saer Community Primary School, we have developed a cross curricular approach to our curriculum, using selected and adapted lessons from ‘Curriculum Maestro’ units over a two-year cycle.Through this, Design and Technology is taught either as a cross-curricular link or as a focus topic, following the National Curriculum (2014) programmes of study. Design Technology is taught over three half terms each year with at about 8 hours study, dedicated to each unit.
Each topic ends with all children creating a final product; these products are a fantastic way for the children to demonstrate the skills they have learnt. At Charles Saer Community Primary School, pupils DT experience should provide the opportunity to consolidate their skills by creating their final product independently. Each lesson builds on the previous and children’s skills are improved upon throughout each topic. It is also clear to see the progression of skills throughout the school through the quality of products each phase creates. Subject leaders monitor the impact of our curriculum provision through regular monitoring.
We ensure the children
develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users and critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook. Children will design and make a range of products. A good quality finish will be expected in all design and activities made appropriate to the age and ability of the child
Children 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.
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