Subject leader - Mrs Ramsden
Our DT Intent
We strive to offer children the chance to use creative thinking and design within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in a process of designing and making. They work in a range of contexts through our topic based approach which allows for cross curricular links to be made.
Through the study of DT pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing 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.
You can find our Design Technology policy below:
Here are our Key Vocabulary Progression Pyramids for DT -
"I like to stick things together and make rockets" - Reception child
"I love my guitar, I painted it rainbow colours" - Year 1 child
"This year we have learnt to design, make and evaluate our work to keep making it better" - Year 2 child
"I loved making my guitar. I followed my design criteria and learnt how to make the cardboard join stronger by using a flange join" - Year 2 child