DT Curriculum Statement of Intent
The Design and Technology curriculum is shaped by our schools vision which enables all children regardless of background, ability, additional needs. We strive for every child to become the best version of themselves they can possibly be.
We will provide an ambitious curriculum, with exciting learning opportunities that promote passion and enthusiasm for this subject. It will introduce new, exciting and technical vocabulary and provide wider learning opportunities for exploring the world around us. The children will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. The children’s knowledge is built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all the children.
Children can revisit and consolidate skills, build on their prior knowledge whilst learning new skills and knowledge, and taking on new challenges.
The curriculum covers all aspects of DT and we ensure these are spread out across each key stage. The exciting topics offer rich text and key vocabulary and follow the research, design, make and evaluate process whilst building on their technical knowledge.
Through these lessons we intend to inspire pupils and teachers to develop a love of DT and see how it has helped to shape the ever evolving technological world they live in and how they can go forward with it in themselves in the future.
The impact is clear progression of knowledge and skills from KS1 in to KS2 and a smooth transition to KS3.
Our carefully structured DT curriculum provides opportunities additional to the NC endpoints, to build cultural capital and, through exposure DT lessons to life-skills such as innovation and entrepreneurship, enable pupils to become well-rounded members of society in preparation for later life.
Students will think, act and speak like those working in this field would: to research thoroughly, to weigh-up evidence, to understand what a need for a product is, to evaluate interpretations and develop arguments: skills which are invaluable to their future lives in education and beyond.