Design and Technology
Design and Technology at St Elisabeth’s CE Primary School
Intent: Our curriculum is designed to equip the children with lifelong skills and experiences to design and create interesting and challenging products using a variety of different resources. We will implement this curriculum by exposing the children to a range of techniques, materials and tools which will enhance their design skills. We believe that it should be taught as an individual subject as well as incorporated into other curriculum lessons.
Implementation: Through a broad and balanced curriculum the children will explore materials, textiles, food, construction and electronics. They will learn about great inventors and designers and be aware of the impact of their work on our world. There will be opportunities to solve problems, test out theories and take risks. We hope to develop a strong knowledge base for the children to allow them to apply skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of contexts. The children will be able to critique, evaluate and analyse a range of products including their own and others.
The impact of this curriculum will be assessed through the pupils’ DT learning journeys in their topic work, finished pieces, displays and photographic evidence. A level of attainment and attitude to design and technology sessions is recorded on the child’s annual report to parents. 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 to 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; for them to 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.