Design & Technology

A boy wearing a hard hat

The Subject Leader for DT is Mrs E. Edwards

Design Technology Statement of Intent

Our aim is to provide a curriculum which will give the children at South Hiendley theย appropriate subject knowledge skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum Design Technology Programmes of study. It will fulfil the duties of the NC whereby schools must provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.

Our intent is that pupils 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 othersโ€™ needs, wants and values. By doing so, pupils will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art

Implementation

Design Technology is taught throughout school and is heavily embedded into the Early Years framework. Children are delivered a vocabulary rich Design Technology curriculum, which is essential to successful acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding in the subject. Children are given the opportunity to work collaboratively as well as individually to design, create, test and evaluate their models, through purposeful activities.

Impact

Children will know more, remember more and understand more about DT. This is evidenced through regular pupil voice, monitoring and looking at outcomes which are measured against our age-based progression grids. Children are to retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning. The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at South Hiendley are equipped with skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.