D & T

The Design & Technology curriculum allows opportunities for pupils to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. The curriculum at Parklands provides children with an interesting, and fun way to develop their skills in designing and making. Each year group undertakes several DT projects each year, which build on prior learning, developing existing skills whilst introducing new ones. During each project children will engage in activities that enable them to:

· Investigate, dissemble & evaluate products

· Undertake focused practical tasks (to practise skills)

· Design & make products for a purpose and specific audience

· Evaluate their own and others’ work

During the primary curriculum the projects undertaken will cover varied themes such as structures, textiles, mechanisms, electrical control & food technology. Children will take part in projects such as designing and making a textiles puppet, controllable torch, pneumatically controlled robot, cams moving toy and bread making, to name a few! We also encourage the children to make links with their learning, so for example, KS2 children learn where food is grown and comes from before they learn about designing and cooking it.

All children will use a wide range of tools appropriate to the unit of work and under careful health and safety guidance, whilst learning how to recognise hazards and take appropriate precautions.

Design and Technology National Curriculum 

Long Term Curriculum Map 2016-17 DT

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