Curriculum - By Subject

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject where pupils can use their creativity and imagination, to design products with a user in mind, that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. 

Pupils work through a process to get to a final product, starting with a task specification, which through planning ensures that pupils access all areas of the DT Curriculum and show progression. 

The pupils take their own ideas to develop their design. To achieve this, research is carried out, either guided in Lower Key Stage 2 or using a more independent approach as the children progress through to the Upper Key Stage. Products are then finally designed and made with the user and results from research in mind. Pupils are taught to use tools and materials safely. 

Through the evaluation process pupils are given the opportunity to reflect on the effectiveness of their product and consider changes that could be made in the planning and construction stages to improve their product. This reflection allows the pupils to progress as they continue through their education and repeat topics at a higher level. 

Throughout the process pupils investigate and discover past and present design and technologies and develop a critical understanding of the impact of technology on daily life and the wider world. The subject is often cross curricular, allowing children to use their Maths and Science knowledge in the design processes.
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Chris Parker,
15 Jun 2016, 03:52
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Chris Parker,
14 Jun 2016, 04:39