Bewley

Primary School

Bright, Proud and Successful

Design and Technology

Intent

Bewley Primary School intends to prepare children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world through the study of Design and Technology. We will encourage children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers, as individuals and as part of a team. We will enable them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems. Through Design and Technology, they will combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industry. It will allow them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, it’s uses and impacts.

The national curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

Implementation

Design and Technology will be taught in all year groups through one topic per term, plus one topic relating to food. Design Technology projects are often made cross curricular.

The teaching of Design Technology across the school follows the National Curriculum alongside the use of the Cornerstones Curriculum which shows a progressive skills curriculum and outlines the topics and key learning experiences for each year group. Children design products with a purpose in mind and an intended user of the products. Food technology is implemented across the school with children developing an understanding of where food comes from, the importance of a varied and healthy diet and how to prepare for this.

Design and Technology is a fun, challenging and inspiring subject, which involves discovery, adventure and wonder. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. It has strong cross-curricular links and draws upon subject knowledge and skills within Mathematics, Science, History, Computing and Art. Children learn to take risks, be reflective, innovative, enterprising and resilient. Through the evaluation of past and present technology, they can reflect upon the impact of Design Technology on everyday life and the wider world

EYFS

In EYFS pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and adult directed activities. They have the opportunity to learn to:

KS1

When designing and making, pupils will be taught to:

Design

Make

Evaluate

Technical knowledge

Food and nutrition

KS2

When designing and making, pupils will be taught to:

Design 

Make 

Evaluate 

Technical knowledge 

Food and nutrition

Impact

Within Design and Technology, we prepare children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. We encourage children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology, children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as of functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impact. Our design and technology curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills to form the units of work.

The impact of our curriculum is seen in;

Evaluations of their skills against the key performance indicators identified on the Progression of Skills document.