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Intent

Here at Collis we aim to enrich and prepare children with an understanding and enthusiasm for the increasingly technological world. Through our curriculum, we are committed to all pupils using their creativity and also their understanding of the design process to design high quality products. A careful progression of skills ensures that children leave with the ability to make quality prototypes that they are able to evaluate and test. A cooking program from EYFS- Year 6 aims to foster a love of cooking and to teach children the importance of nutrition and healthy eating. Ultimately, children will leave school remembering the knowledge and skills they have learnt in DT and continue to apply and use them as skills for life.

Examples of Design and Technology projects across the school

Implementation

DT lessons provide a context relevant to the children where they are given opportunities to explore current technology. They are then given a purpose, design criteria and a clear audience. After that they use the investigative process to make annotated drawings of their ideas. Specific lessons are taught to develop skills (such as sewing) so that these can be applied when they then make their product. The final stage is to evaluate with a chance to reflect on what went well and what could be improved.

Impact

Our children are confident with using a range of resources to create products with a purpose and function for a specific audience. This can be demonstrated by the fantastic and engaging classroom displays which showcase the brilliant work they have produced.

Children are confident to talk about their project, reflect, evaluate and adapt it.

 

 

If you were to walk into DT lessons at Collis, you will see:

 

  • Children given the opportunity to investigate current products available
  • Booklets that record the work undertaken that enable them to create a product
  • A range of materials and resources used throughout the year
  • Children confidently expressing what has gone well in their designs and what can be improved
  • Children evaluating on their own DT work and editing where necessary