Vision Statement for Design and Technology

At Christ the King Primary School, Design and Technology (DT) forms an important part of the curriculum. DT provides an imperative foundation for learning about the made world and our relationships to objects within it. Children should be designing SOMETHING, for SOMEONE for SOME purpose.

We believe DT education stimulates creativity and imagination through problem solving and the production of quality products. DT will be taught as an individual lesson using cross curricular links to History, Geography and Science. Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.

In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to design purposeful, functional and appealing products that are based on design criteria. They will learn how to join materials. They will make products by using a wide range of materials and develop the use of tools to cut, shape, join and finish. They will learn to evaluate products and suggest how it could be improved to be stronger, stiffer and more stable. They will learn to cook simple food with an emphasis on healthy eating.

In Key Stage 2 the children will learn to design purposeful products that are aimed at particular individuals or groups. They will develop their ideas through detailed planning, evaluating product design, observational drawings and making prototypes. They will learn how to use different joining techniques. They will make products and learn how to use a wide variety of tools, equipment, materials and components. They will learn how to include mechanical, electrical and computer control into products. They will learn to design and cook food with an emphasis on healthy eating.

Progression in DT will be assessed through work completed in pupilsΒ sketch books, displays, written work and photographic evidence.