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Design & Technology (DT)

What our pupils will learn in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (intent):

As a school, we have chosen to use Kapow Design and Technology and content from the D & T Association’s   ‘Projects on a Page’, to teach the Design Technology Curriculum in Key Stage 1 and 2. The Scheme of Work meets the requirements for the National Curriculum for Design and Technology, and enables our teachers to deliver creative, inspiring and engaging lessons. The scheme also provides for progression in skills and knowledge. The Projects on a Page scheme of work was introduced in 2014 to help primary schools in England implement the National Curriculum for D&T in an imaginative way. Based on universal principles of effective teaching and learning in D&T, it is also a valuable resource for schools in other parts of the UK and further afield.

How our pupils will be taught the Design and Technology Curriculum (implementation):

We teach the 'Projects on a Page' Scheme of Work for Design and Technology for Key Stage 1 and 2  in a block of lessons each term. Teaching Design and Technology in blocks at Key Stage 1 and 2, allows the curriculum to be studied in depth; pupils will have time to complete longer pieces of work over the course of a block rather than in short weekly sessions.

How do we measure success in Design & Technology?

Progression and Assessment in KS1 and KS2:

Pupils' learning (knowledge and skills) is assessed during and at the end of the unit, using student evaluation activities and teacher discussions. The assessments contribute to a summative judgement at the end of the year. Our scheme of work includes ‘Knowledge Organisers’ for each unit; these will be used to help pupils to remember what they have learned in previous topics. Photographs, pupil sketch books and observations of pupils will be used to gather evidence for assessment. 

Impact:

The impact of the curriculum will be reviewed at the end of the year through observations and assessments of pupils’ learning, reviews of pupils’ work and through pupil discussions about their learning.

 

St Thomas CE Academy
Great Colmore Street, Birmingham B15 2AT
stthomas@allsaintsmat.school
0121 622 2151