Curriculum Statement– Design Technology
At Edgebury, our design technology curriculum aligns with our school values. The intent of the DT curriculum is to provide plenty of opportunities for the children to challenge themselves to learn, apply and strengthen essential skills required in the designing, making and evaluating of an effective product for a given purpose. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in design technology, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Our design technology curriculum is blocked throughout the year, as part of a connected approach with history, geography, art and science. It is clearly identified where it is the focus subject in our connected curriculum units. It is also threaded throughout other units. This is to enable an in-depth study of the subject, whilst making connections with other subjects. It focuses on knowledge and skills as stated in the National Curriculum.
The children at Edgebury Primary School leave year six feeling confident in using the skills they have learnt in the designing, making and evaluating processes of design technology. This knowledge will prepare them for the more advanced skills they will learn at secondary school. Our children have great imaginations and would have been able to use their creativity to make a wide variety of products across their time with us. They are able to consider the design criteria when creating their products and can discuss and share their ideas.