Subject Leader: Mrs Leavesley
“We’re changing the world with technology.” Bill Gates.
The strands of the DT National Curriculum
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
Our Vision for DT…
At Eaves, we believe that DT provides the opportunity to develop independent thinkers, problem solvers and risk takers in order for them to participate successfully in an increasingly technical and rapidly changing world. Through our inspiring curriculum, we aim to create opportunities for children to solve real and relevant problems whilst developing their ability to respond creatively, rigorously, reflectively and able to evaluate accordingly. We also aim for children to gain positive attitudes and knowledge towards Food Technology and be able to build on and secure these skills for life long learning beyond Eaves.
Why is DT important?
At Eaves we believe it is important for our children to develop creative, technical and practical expertise to perform everyday tasks with confidence. We want to equip and inspire future generation of this field to be curious and inspired to create and invent. We also want to inspire our children to apply the key principles of nutrition and learn how to cook and develop knowledge essential to make healthy food choices for life.
What DT looks like…
At Eaves, our children will be given opportunities to develop their knowledge through the concept of the three S’s– To design and make Something, for Somebody for Some Purpose. They will do this through the consistent process of Research, Design, Make and Evaluate whilst gaining Technical Knowledge and relevant skills and key vocabulary needed in order to succeed. Children will be encouraged to think creatively and solve problems either independently or as part of a group. Children will also be encouraged to research and learn about successful designers in this field and learn how DT and significant individuals have changed and evolved the way we live over time and also how they have shaped how we live today. In every year group and for every topic, children will complete an ongoing journal through use of sketchbooks and will develop skills in designing, making and evaluating. In each key stage (KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper Key 2) children will be taught skills in 5 areas of– Structures, Textiles, Mechanisms, Electrical Components, Computer Programming and Food Technology.
Children will gain knowledge of cross curricular links of DT and different STEM subjects. KS2 children will have the opportunity to develop their talents further in an after school DT club.