CURRICULUM – DT
Our curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently, and to encourage the children to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems using the skills, knowledge and understanding that they have acquired. We want pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling, and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others.
The Design and Technology National curriculum outlines the three main stages of the design process:
Design, Make and Evaluate.
At Camp we follow the design, make and evaluate cycle under 5 main areas:
● Mechanisms ● Structures ● Textiles ● Food ● Electrical systems (KS2)
At Camp we use a spiral curriculum, with key areas revisited again and again with increasing complexity, allowing pupils to revisit and build on their previous learning. Lessons incorporate a range of teaching strategies from independent tasks, paired and group work, including practical hands-on activities. Design and Technology lessons are generally blocked within a term.
Camp Primary and Nursery School drivers: Global and Local Community, Spiritual and Moral Development and Environment are also important within our Design and Technology curriculum. We focus on using recycled materials and investigating sustainable technology, we grow and prepare food from our allotments and include cooking practices and dishes from a variety of cultures.
After the implementation of our Design and technology curriculum, pupils should leave school equipped with a range of skills to enable them to succeed in their secondary education and be innovative and resourceful members of society.
EYFS Progression of Skills
Please click here for the Progression of Skills.