Design and Technology Curriculum Overview:
All of our pupils acquire an in depth understanding of the DESIGN / MAKE / EVALUATE process. This, combined with the development of a range of skills linked to each of the six D&T areas, allows our children to work creatively and authentically on our chosen range of projects.
Our D&T curriculum is created from the D&T Association’s ‘Projects on a Page’ (POAP) planning resource. This tool was chosen because it ensures our children receive D&T lessons that are authentic and purposeful. It also helps us to provide the pupils with complete clarity about what D&T is. Moreover, POAP ensures pupils are regularly engaged in the 3 types of lessons (see below) which will ensure their experience of D&T is comprehensive.
The 3 types of activity are:
- Investigative and Evaluative Activities
- Focused tasks
- Design, Make and Evaluate Assignments
Projects on a Page facilitates the coverage of the 6 areas of D&T, as detailed in the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2. Progression in each aspect is ensured through carefully planned links between the separate year group units. The 6 areas are:
- Cooking and Nutrition
- Electrical Systems
- Computer programming
Projects on a Page also allows us to incorporate the 6 principles of D&T into our curriculum. These principles ensure consideration of:
- Design Decisions