We follow the National Curriculum for Design & Technology. The programmes of study for Key Stage One and Two can be found here. The curriculum is planned to be cross curricular, linking with RE, English, History, Geography, Maths and Science. Topics are taught through several strands:
- Developing, planning and communicating ideas.
- Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products (including food).
- Evaluating processes and products.
In Design Technology Curriculum children become responsible for their own learning through:
- Enjoying their learning
- Having a go
- Developing their concentration
- Fostering a 'Don’t Give Up' attitude
- Co-operating with others
- Using their imagination
- Being curious
- Evaluating, comparing and improving their work.
Ideas are developed by using first hand observations, brainstorming and collaboration.
Children are encouraged to question, evaluate and identify criteria that can be used for their own designs. As they progress they are responsible for planning the order of their work, choosing appropriate materials, tools and techniques.
Children use various processes to construct their designs: measuring and weighing, marking, cutting, shaping, joining, sewing.
Children evaluate their products against their original designs and identify strengths and areas to how they can improve their ideas for the future.