Approaches to Design Technology

In DT (Design Technology), we inspire our children by giving them opportunities to explore products in a range of mediums. We look at the different aspects of DT, which cover food, materials, textiles, electrical and electronics, computing, construction, design and history. We ensure that we build up the children’s knowledge throughout school so that they can refine, understand, design and construct. The children have a variety of resources to aid them in their learning. Our children will be encouraged to ask questions and reflect on their DT knowledge so that they can create their own individual products. Where possible, curriculum links will be made during DT lessons. 

In order to ensure that we demonstrate a consistent understanding of what age-related expectations looks like in Years 3, 4 and 5 as we build up to the end of Key Stage 2 at Year 6, we have highlighted examples of pupils' work focusing on the 'Design, Make, Evaluate and Improve' threshold concept. This threshold concept involves developing the process of design thinking and seeing design as a process.