Design and Technology

”Design is thinking made visual” Saul Bass

“We have been learning about how different structures are built and why items are designed the way there are. We love to upcycle and be creative.” Year 5 pupil

Intent: Why we do what we do

Implementation: How we teach D & T?

Impact: How we know we have learnt it

Whole school long term planning

Progression of knowledge

At the beginning of each unit, children are provided with a key knowledge organiser, including subject specific terminology they should learn and use throughout the unit. This is used and referred to within all lessons. At the end of each unit, children take part in subject specific quizzes.

Children are also invited to present their learning through online VLOGS or through our student subject seminars, which take place every half-term in classes. This is a wonderful way to assess children’s understanding of knowledge, concepts and vocabulary.

Progression in D&T

Progression of skills

We ensure that all our children know and understand the skills required as part of their D&T curriculum. Children are actively encouraged to reflect and discuss on the key skills they have shown either during a lesson. This is a really useful way not only for staff to assess the skills that are developed overtime, but for children to self-assess as part of their ongoing development. We use our ‘Working as a designer’ sheet for children to record how they have done this.  

D&T pathway