At St Oswald's, we use the national curriculum programme of study for DT as the framework through which we plan our curriculum. We aim to encourage our children to be hands on and engaged with their learning. They are encourage to plan, make and evaluate each piece of work, in order to see the full process and progression from start to finish. The Early Years Framework is the foundation for these skills and provides the building blocks for all future learning in Design and Technology.
DT is taught through discrete projects at different points of the year and on a cross-curricular basis as well, making links to art, computing and science. Design and Technology develops the knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes which will enable the children to participate in a broad range of creative activities in response to identified needs and problems.
We aim to encourage our children to be hands on and engaged with their learning. They are encourage to plan, make and evaluate each piece of work, in order to see the full process and progression from start to finish.
We use 'Projects on a Page' as a basis for our projects, alongside the National Curriculum. Some of our topics include: Mechanisms, Food, Textiles, Structures and Circuits. These topics are built upon as the children progress through the school.
Children become confident and independent learners in DT, who are encouraged to make mistakes and learn from them.
Children learn to follow a process, plan their ideas carefully and evaluate their finished products.
Children build upon pre-existing knowledge, revisit skills and apply them year upon year.
Food: Smoothie making in Year 1
Mechanisms: Levers and linkages in Year 3
Mechanisms: Experimenting with sliders and levers in Year 1
Mechanisms: The final product in Year 1
Textiles: Christmas sewing in Year 6
Mechanisms: Investigating levers in Year 5
Food: Greek food tasting in Year 5
Food: Making Greek food in Year 5
Making hedgehog homes in Year 1
Stem club in year 3 and Year 4
Teaching Design and Technology Creatively
BBC Bitesize Design and Technology