At Walkern our aims for D.T for every child are;
- To foster a high level of confidence, enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things,
- To develop creative, technical and imaginative thinking in children and to develop confidence to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
- To enable children to talk about how things work and to develop their technical knowledge,
- To apply an increasing level of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make prototypes and products for a wide range of users,
- To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques when making a product, whilst following safe procedures,
- To develop an understanding of technological processes and products, their manufacture and their contribution to our society,
- To be able to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products, and the work of others,
- To understand and apply the principles of nutrition and to learn how to cook,
- To understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in design and technology, we implement a curriculum, based on the National Curriculum, that is progressive throughout the whole school.
- Design and technology is taught as part of a termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.
- We ensure that design and technology is given the same importance as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences.
- Teachers plan lessons for their class using our sequencing document, which shows the progression of knowledge and skills.
- The Sequencing document ensures the curriculum is covered and the skills/knowledge taught is progressive from year group to year group.
- Teachers aim to ensure their learning is engaging, broad and balanced.
Year 2 designed and made pizza with a variety of toppings