At Hunnyhill Primary School we aim to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education.
We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Design and technology is:
an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.
encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.
combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems.
improve analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills.
We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
We believe that high-quality DT lessons will inspire children to think independently, innovatively and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. They will be exposed to a wide range of media including textiles, food and components; through this, children will develop their skills, vocabulary and resilience.
Our DT curriculum provides children with opportunities to research, represent their ideas, explore and investigate, develop their ideas, make a product and evaluate their work.
Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. The Design Technology National Curriculum and EYFS is planned for and covered in full within the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 school curriculum. Whilst the EYFS and National Curriculum forms the foundation of our curriculum, we make sure that children learn additional skills, knowledge and understanding and enhance our curriculum as and when necessary.
• Language - The promotion of a language rich DT curriculum is essential to the successful acquisition of knowledge and understanding in DT.
• Knowledge Organisers - Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings to understand Design Technology and to use these skills across the curriculum.
• Design Technology Focused Working Walls – these will focus on key aspects of Design Technology and exemplify the terminology used throughout the teaching of DT.
• Independent learning: In DT, children may well be asked to solve problems and develop their learning independently. This allows the children to have ownership over their curriculum and lead their own learning.
• Basic skills -English, Maths and ICT skills are taught during discrete lessons but are revisited in DT so children can apply and embed the skills they have learnt in a purposeful context.
• Enhancement - Visits, visitors and involvement in the community will provide first-hand experiences for the children to support and develop their learning.
Children will understand more about Design Technology and its implications.
• The large majority of children will achieve age related expectations in Design Technology.
• As designers children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood.
• Children will gain enjoyment and confidence in D&T that they can apply to other areas of the curriculum.