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Design and Technology (DT)

The Subject Leader for Design and Technology (DT) is Mrs. Evans

 

Design and Technology (D&T)

 

Intent

At Underwood C. of E. Primary School, our Design and Technology (D&T) curriculum will enable pupils to develop their creativity through designing and making products. Children will be taught basic cooking skills, as well as textiles and structural and mechanical D&T. Knowledge and skills will be taught progressively to ensure each child develops their D&T knowledge and skills as they move through the school.

 

Our D&T curriculum is designed to enable children to develop their problems solving abilities as they work through the design process. Children will be taught how to evaluate designs so that they are able to: analyse products already used; look at how they can make improvements to their own designs and also to help them think about how the design process could be enhanced. D&T will be taught in a cross-curricular way, whenever possible, which will enable children to make links between their learning and will give meaning to their work.  

 

Teaching for every child

Key Stage 1

 

Children are taught to:
* look at and talk about familiar products (made of materials such as card, textiles and food) to see how they work
* practise simple practical skills and do tasks, such as cutting, folding and gluing, which they will use as they make their own products
* plan and create their own products, using what they have learned.

 

Teaching for every child

Key Stage 2

 

Children are taught to:
* look at products to see how they work and how they are used, and ask the views of people who use them
* practise practical skills and tasks, such as cutting, joining, fixing and connecting
* design and create their own products, using what they have learned. They learn how to test their work, and may use computers to help them. The products use familiar materials such as card, textiles and food, but also mouldable materials, and electrical and mechanical parts.

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