DT Intent Statement
Our DT curriculum aims to provide children with the skills and knowledge to be designers, creators and experimenters. Our core values of caring, thriving, community, respect, ready and safe underpin the learning our children receive to be the best that they can be.
Our DT learning follows the design, make, evaluate cycle allowing children to design within a real life, purposeful and relevant context. As 'makers' children can freely choose tools in a safe supported environment to fulfil their design brief. As 'evaluators', children should experience reflection and opportunities to improve their work against their original design.
In KS1 this looks like:
- Design should be rooted in real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to the learning.
- Planned through appropriate formats: drawing, templates, talking and mock-ups.
- Children should be given a range of tools for their projects to choose from.
- Children should use a wide range of materials and components; textiles, construction equipment and ingredients.
- Evaluate existing products.
- Evaluate their own products against design criteria.
In KS2 this looks like:
- Rooted in real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to the learning.
- Researched designs based on functional, appealing products with purpose.
- Planned by appropriate methods; annotated sketches, cross-sectional diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer aided design.
- Children can select from a wider range of tools than KS1.
- Children should use from and select a wider range of materials and components; textiles, construction equipment and ingredients.
- Evaluations should be in comparison to existing products.
- Children should evaluate against a design criteria.
- Children should understand how key events and individuals have helped shape design and technology globally and locally.