Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Pupils from year 1- 6 acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. As pupils progress, they begin to be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Design and Technology.
At Snapethorpe, Design and Technology is taught within our Curriculum sessions over a half term using the national curriculum objectives. As a school, we have ensured that each area of focus is broken down into year group specific expectations allowing children to develop new skills and access technical knowledge as they progress through the year groups. At the end of the unit of work completed, children will complete a topic quiz to help monitor their embedded learning and progress. This allows our children time to apply new skills that have been taught and build on those they have already developed in previous years. Children will also be completing a mini Design and Technology projects allowing them to review and reuse their previous taught skills and apply it to a designed task of their own.
Teachers also make links where appropriate through other subjects such as history, geography and science across the year whereby children can review and apply their learnt skills. During sessions, pupils learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, the children develop a critical understanding of its impact on society today.
Children are able to recall the knowledge taught, show their creative and innovative side and follow the structure of designing, making and evaluating their end product. Our children will use a variety of different resources and be able to learn new skills. Children will link taught knowledge to previous learnt topics to develop understanding further and apply it to a variety of intended tasks. Children enjoy celebrating their successes, therefore examples of their work are visible around school, showing their achievements.
Below you can find the whole school overview for the D+T coverage per year group and the medium term plans for each unit.
To find further information relating to learning in individual year groups, please use the year group tabs on the website homepage.