Design and Technology.
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Children use 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. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils also learn to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, and enterprising citizens.
This area of our curriculum enables children in our school to turn their ideas into reality. We have used Kapow Primary as starting point with planning our whole school’s D+T curriculum and have carefully considered how best to progressively develop children’s knowledge. This knowledge allows children to follow the design process from researching to designing to making to evaluating and adapting.
Within Early Years we encourage our young children to work practically, using construction and a range of equipment to explore creatively. Children access activities such as junk modelling, modelling with clay and many other materials. Children are offered a range of activities so that they can build or make for a purpose. We encourage them to select appropriate resources and adapt work where necessary. They develop skills to shape, assemble and join materials they are using to create simple representations of objects.
We measure the impact of the D&T curriculum through self- assessment and peer assessment.
We also reflect on our ideas and evaluate our work individually and within group discussions. This is a skill that enables individuals to make judgements of their own work and the work of others.
High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. It enables children to follow the school ethos of Dream, Believe, Achieve in a practical way.
Design and Technology - Perton First School Subject Map
To view our school's D&T subject map, click the above image or select it from the documents below:
D&T Subject Map
Design Technology Policy 2021
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