Design and Technology
- Curriculum Intention
- Teaching Strategies
- Skills Maps
- Curriculum Overview
- Exemplification (Coming soon)
- Action Plan
The Design Technology Curriculum Intention
Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens… an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject
Pupils should learn about:
Designing and making products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Our Design and Technology curriculum is designed to ensure that our designers are:
- able to consider the purpose their products are being created for
- able to create a range of designs and solutions
- able to use their research to design their products
- able to evaluate the effectiveness of their products
Teaching Strategies We Implement
Our Design and Technology curriculum plan has been designed to ensure a sequence of knowledge and concepts.
Pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 will cover a new Design and Technology topic each term. The class teacher will assess the best way to deliver this module; it might be taught in weekly sessions over a half-term, during a Design and Technology day or any other appropriate sessions.
In September 2021, we introduced skills maps for Design Technology and Design Technology:Food. These are shown below. As a school, we are currently in the process of embedding these skills.
To ensure that the curriculum has a broad coverage, we ensure that different techniques are covered in our Curriculum maps.
In Key Stage 1, these techniques are:
In Key Stage 2, these techniques are:
- Mechanical Systems
- Electrical Systems
At St Joseph’s we have a dedicated cooking space and all teachers and LSAs hold the Health and Hygiene Certificate
To ensure a clear progression of Design Technology skills, class teachers collect examples of art which match the coloured skills from the Design Technology skills map. This is an ongoing process. Below are some exemplar examples.