Design and Technology
DT is a vital part of our KEYS curriculum (Knowledge and Skills Empower You to Succeed).
The DT curriculum is intended to develop:
- Children’s understanding of the need for a criteria for a product, through examining and exploring working models where possible.
- Children’s understanding of
- Children’s understanding of and abilities in the process used to take a product from initial design to finished article.
It is designed to build upon children’s previous knowledge, experiences and skills to enable them to reach their full potential.
Skills and knowledge are developed throughout each DT topic and are mapped across the school to ensure progression. Across Key Stage One, Lower Key Stage Two and Upper Key Stage Two, the children will have the opportunity to develop their creative knowledge and skills in investigating mechanisms, structures, techniques with textiles and food technology. The sequence of lessons will include:
- This enables links to other curriculum areas, such as history and geography, with children developing their knowledge of DT from different historical periods and of famous individuals within this curriculum area.
The children practise and develop mastery in the key processes required in creating mechanisms, structures and food items and develop their confidence.
Children experience the satisfaction of following a design process through to having a working, finished product. Children will know more, remember more and understand more about Design Technology. 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. The DT curriculum at Cronton C.E. contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection.