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Design Technology

At Lordsgate, our aim is to make children into independent, confident and successful learners within the context of a broad and balanced curriculum. To ensure we meet this aim we develop children in three key areas; quality of education, behaviours and attitudes and personal development.

 

Staff and members of our community use the KIDS acronym to remember and refer to these three areas. This stands for 'KNOWLEDGE, INDEPENDENCE and DIVERSE SOCIETY.

 

The intent of the Design Technology curriculum at Lordsgate Township CE Primary School is to develop children’s creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. In addition we want children to have a sheer enjoyment of creating something that has been designed and made or developing and practicing techniques, we want the children to enjoy taking part in DT lessons. Through the teaching and learning of a range of skills and using a range of tools to enable these skills, we look to produce children who are able to design and make a product that represents either, a theme, idea or re-creation of another structure. We hope the children confidently articulate this theme or idea when analysing their own, each other’s or a creator’s piece of design work.

 

Through Design Technology, we intend for pupils to have a growing understanding of their own capabilities whilst wanting to develop, grow and be determined to think outside of the box, being resilient in creating something new, that may not be achievable first time round. This will enable children to understand and apply the iterative process of designing, making, evaluating, changing over and over again until completion. We aim to demonstrate to pupils that they can improve their technique and skills through hard work, patience and practise. The children will also learn that they can help others to improve their designs and creations, understanding that by supporting and giving constructive feedback to help and develop the design/project further, using a range of pictures and inspiration to enable this. We encourage children to appreciate the skills and abilities of themselves and everybody else and understand that everyone has their own talents and attributes to help bring the project to life.  Our pupils will be taught to respect what others have produced and in return they will expect the same in return.

Design and Technology at Lordsgate

 

We teach DT through a thematic approach. Each class deliver DT once a term, this also incorporates some element of food. DT may also be taught through other subjects and have cross curricular links. Children get the opportunity to design and make a product which has a purpose for a specific user. Sometimes the children will bring the product home and sometimes the product is used within school or the key components are recycled and used again.

Food is also part of DT learning and throughout their primary education, children will get the chance to make a dish, trying it and improving the taste of it through the ingredients used in it.

DT learning includes textiles, food, mechanical systems, electrical systems and computer aided design. Please see below an overview of DT learning for this academic year. 

See the pictures of our DT learning in school below, as well as the DT policy we follow in school. 

 

The DT Subject Leader is: Mr Jaeger

DT Overview- REC- Y6

Skills Progression Document:

The Skills and Knowledge Progression document shows the progression of skills taught at Lordsgate from Reception to Y6 in the core strands of Art: Materials, Techniques, Exploring and Developing to attain mastery of art and design techniques, Drawing and Sketching, Painting, 3D Sculpture and Artists, Culture, Desingers/Designing, Society.

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DT Learning

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