Design and Technology
The Curriculum at Holy Trinity Primary School
The Intent, implementation and Impact of our Curriculum -Design Technology
At Holy Trinity Primary School we value Design Technology as an integral part of the curriculum. We want our children to know more and remember more. We believe that by developing design technology we can contribute to the quality of our children’s lives, both within and beyond school giving them skills which will help them in later life. Design and technology helps to prepare children for the developing world. Pupils are taught about the importance of a varied but balanced diet, preparing healthy meals on a budget. The subject encourages children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. Design and Technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators. It should assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made.
As a school we make purposeful links with our Design technology and a high quality text from our English in order to immerse the children in the book and give them a purposeful product to design, create and evaluate. As many children at Holy Trinity haven’t got as many wider life experiences, units often start with evaluating existing products in order to ensure all children have an understanding of what they are creating. We follow the sequence of design, create and evaluate to enable our children time to be creative, independent, gain knowledge and become reflective learners.
Our children are proud of their creations and can evaluate them in a constructive and reflective way. Our aim when developing their knowledge, skills, resilience and independence in design technology is that these qualities will become transferable in other subjects. We assess their developing knowledge and skills through a range of formative assessments which are recorded on Target Tracker.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
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