D & T
Welcome to our D&T page!
Our Design and Technology curriculum develops skill, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. It is important to encourage creativity and innovation through design. The children achieve their objectives by exploring the everyday products we use and the world we live in.
In Design and Technology, we acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of materials and components, mechanisms and control systems, structures, existing products, quality and health and safety.
We have found our D&T skills also support learning across the curriculum with strong links to science, maths and the use of computer control and, naturally, in art!
The National Curriculum
Here at Mossley we use the National Curriculum as the basis for our planning in design and technology. We carry out the curriculum planning in design and technology in two phases: medium term and short term. Medium term planning is organised by individual class teachers. These plans identify learning objectives and outcomes that are hoped to be achieved within each different topic. Short term plans often occur when different events take place throughout the year like "University Week" for example where D&T skills and activities are often a popular focus point.
The national curriculum for design and technology aims 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
The Foundation Stage
We encourage the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that help reception children make sense of their world as an integral part of the school’s work. As the reception classes are part of the Foundation Stage, we relate the development of the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world to the objectives set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage document. These underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. This learning forms the foundations for later work in design and technology. These early experiences include asking questions about how things work, investigating and using a variety of construction kits, materials, tools and products, developing making skills and handling appropriate tools and construction materials safely and with increasing control.
We provide a range of experiences that encourage exploration, observation, problem solving, critical thinking and discussion. These activities, indoors and outdoors, attract the children’s interest and curiosity.
Please use this page to keep upto date with all the fantastic D&T projects we carry out across the school.
(D&T subject co-ordinator)
Please follow the link to check out TOPMARKS D&T resources and activities!