At Barrowby CE Primary School our aim is to facilitate and provide a wide range of learning opportunities for children in Design and Technology. Children will be taught relevant vocabulary, joining and fixing techniques and skills using various tools. These will progress each year and build on previous learning so we can equip them with the DT skills and knowledge to take into their next steps in education when they leave our school.
In order to prepare children to deal with tomorrows rapidly changing world, we will encourage them to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers. Children will use their creativity and imagination in Design and Technology, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.
We aim for all children across the school to become confident in Cooking and Nutrition and in Technical Knowledge. Lessons will enable pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the national curriculum and with those in the national curriculum.
In Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) our Reception children will follow the EYFS statutory framework, which sets out the seven areas of learning, communication and language.
At Barrowby School, we deliver Design and Technology through the recommendations from the National Curriculum for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
In Key Stage One and Two children learn to:
For pupils with SEND, their personal targets will inform Design and Technology planning and teaching to identify areas where they may need more support, practice and consolidation. Pupil’s strengths will be focussed upon to ensure all pupils, regardless of their SEN or disability, have the opportunity to develop all the concepts within our curriculum. The approach to these concepts may need to be tailored to SEND children and their needs. Therefore, the learning may have to be done differently with different pupils.
From clear steps of learning coupled with vocabulary, all practitioners will be confident in the content they are delivering. As a result, children will have clear enjoyment and confidence in Design and Technology that they will then apply to other areas of the curriculum. Through carefully planned and implemented learning activities the pupils develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. They gain a firm foundation of knowledge and skills to see them equipped to take on further learning after Primary School.
Assessment will take place at the end of each unit. Teachers will make a formative judgement based upon pupils work in the current unit. At the end of the year, these judgements will inform teacher assessment in Design and Technology for each pupil. These judgements will be communicated to the class teacher for the following year to ensure pupils continue to progress.