At Crowan Primary School we aim to provide children with a DT education that is relevant in our rapidly changing world. We want to encourage our children to become problem solvers who can work creatively on individual and shared projects.
We believe that high quality DT lessons will inspire children to think independently, innovatively and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. 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. Children will be exposed to a wide range of mediums including textiles, food and woodwork; through this, children will develop their skills, vocabulary and resilience, as well as a wide range of skills and techniques ranging from structures and strengthening to sewing and programming.
We have a clear rolling programme of skills progression and coverage of Design Technology topic areas in line with the National Curriculum. Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings to understand Design Technology and to use these skills across the curriculum. In Design Technology, children are asked to solve problems and develop their learning independently. This allows the children to have more ownership over their curriculum and lead their own learning in Design Technology. The reflective process of Investigate/Gather, Design, Build and Evaluate are used through all Design projects to enhance learning by using learning from previous projects and progressing the skills that they have been taught.
Cross curricular links with English, Maths and ICT skills are also taught in Design Technology so children can apply and embed the skills they have learnt in a purposeful context.
From a well designed and implemented curriculum the children will:
- have clear enjoyment and confidence in design and technology that they will then apply to other areas of the curriculum.
- ultimately know more, remember more and understand more about Design Technology, demonstrating this knowledge when using tools or skills in other areas of the curriculum and in opportunities out of school.
- will achieve age related expectations in Design Technology.
- develop skills as designers and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood