Please see our DT subject overview and DT curriculum time line to see how we implement DT skills, knowledge and progression across our school.
A Concept Curriculum
We have key concepts running through our DT curriculum. Through these concepts we teach pupils the essential knowledge they need to know to be successful in their learning, and build upon this knowledge as they progress through each unit of design and technology.
Our pupils are able to refer to our DT concepts when making connections between units of work and across the wider curriculum. We know that if pupils can make connections in their learning then they are more likely to embed this knowledge and remember it over time. This is because pupils have been given the opportunity to think deeply and recognise how knowledge is connected and related to their prior learning.
The design and technology concepts that interweave within our DT curriculum are:
Design, Technology, Nutrition, Data, Evaluation, Functionality, Innovation, Research
Assessment of children's learning in Design Technology is an ongoing monitoring of children's understanding, knowledge and skills by the class teacher, throughout the lessons. This assessment is then used to inform differentiation, support and challenge required by the children.
Summative assessment is conducted termly by class teachers across each year group of the school to inform the subject leader of progress or skills and knowledge still to be embedded.
Design Technology is also monitored by the subject leader throughout the year in the form of book monitoring, looking at outcomes and pupil interviews to discuss their learning and understanding and establish the impact of the teaching taking place.