Design and Technology
The planning and teaching of Design and Technology is intended to support and engage pupil's creativity as well as the technical understanding to development of their own ideas. DT can enrich the cross curricular teaching across the school as it provides practical opportunities for pupils to design, problem solve, make and evaluate. The core curriculum aims for design and technology are to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
- build and apply a collection of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
Design and Technology skills and understanding are built into lessons, following an iterative process. However, this is a fluid structure as it allows for the revision of ideas to become part of everyday good practice and ultimately helps to build a depth to children's understanding. Through revisiting and consolidating skills, our engaging curriculum and resources help children build on prior knowledge alongside introducing new skills, knowledge and challenge.
New Moston Primary School aim to plan and deliver a specific series of lessons and skills for each key stage, which offer structure and narrative. The revision and introduction of key vocabulary is built into each lesson. This vocabulary is then included in display materials and additional resources to ensure that children are allowed opportunities to repeat and revise this knowledge. Through these lessons, we intend to inspire children to develop a love of Design and Technology and see how it has helped shaped the ever-evolving technological world they live in.
Through our curriculum we ensure that our children: develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world; build and apply knowledge, have the skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users and critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others; understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
Our children learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
The subject lead will monitor the planning and delivery of a range of aspects covered across the school. To support teacher judgements, samples of work will be monitored and shared to ensure coverage and the consistent progression of knowledge throughout the school. Children will be given opportunities to self-assess their work as well as being given feedback from the teacher and other pupils. This policy will be monitored through regular self-evaluation of planning, teaching and learning.
At New Moston Primary School, pupil voice is used to further develop the Design and Technology curriculum, through questioning of pupils’ views and attitudes towards DT, to assess the children’s enjoyment of and to motivate learners.