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Design and Technology

Our Intent: Why our Design and Technology curriculum looks like this

The Green Lane Design and Technology curriculum teaches children through a variety of creative and practical activities.  Pupils are taught:

What are the aims of the Green Lane Curriculum for Design and Technology?

The Green Lane Curriculum for Design and Technology follows the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure that all pupils:

Design and Technology Subject Content: Key Stage 1

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment].

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:

Design and Technology Subject Content: Key Stage 2

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment].

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:

Please click here to view our subject content by topics for KS1 and KS2.

Implementation and Impact: How do we teach our Design and Technology curriculum and what is the purpose of our Design and Technology curriculum?

IMPLEMENTATIONIMPACT
Structured process
Each year group follows the process of research, design, make and evaluate.

Health and Safety
Children are made aware of health and safety issues, which are related to the task they are completing.

Cross-curricular links
There are clear and appropriate cross-curricular links to underpin learning areas across the curriculum giving the children opportunities to learn life skills and apply skills to ‘hands on’ situations in a purposeful context.
 
Approaches to teaching
A wide variety of teaching approaches are used in Design and Technology lessons to ensure children make good progress, and all learning styles are catered for.  Class teachers ensure there is a good balance of whole class, group work and individual learning in Design and Technology lessons.
 
Displays
We take pride in displaying the children’s products during the relevant topics to celebrate the children’s work.

Independent learning
There is the opportunity for independent problem solving and skills practise during Design and Technology lessons. This helps to develop the individual’s confidence and teaches perseverance as well as giving them ownership over their own work.
 
Collaborative learning
Children can be asked to work as a pair or in a group to complete a task. This encourages the children to support one another, compromise and share ideas to help towards a shared goal.
 
Outdoor learning
We have a gardening area and Gardening Club where the children help to grow plants and vegetables. They often use the produce to cook during the club or take some home to enjoy.
Practise of the processes will encourage confidence and the use of these skills outside the school environment.
 
Children will have a growing understanding of Design and Technology. They will be able to demonstrate their knowledge when using tools or skills in both lessons and opportunities out of school.
 
The skills required in Design and Technology will support learning in other areas of the curriculum.
 
Children will achieve the lesson objective either independently or collaboratively.
 
Children will share their work with others and express why they are proud of their achievements. They will evaluate their work using the vocabulary of design and technology.
 
Children will learn the benefits of persevering with a task independently.
 
Children will learn how to work with others both giving and receiving help and constructive criticism, which they can apply to other lessons and life outside the school environment.

Pedagogy

Our Teaching Sequence
As part of a topic lesson, learn about/research a product/mechanism/type of food

Brief review of prior knowledge and key vocabulary

Specify key equipment/materials/skills required

Create a design that will meet the specification

Use a mixture of both new and prior skills to create the product

Evaluate their product against their specification.
Possible Pedagogical Approaches used in Design and Technology
Direct teacher instruction; modelling of skills and techniques; demonstration

Inquiry-based learning;  outdoor learning

Teacher modelling; mix of individual, paired and group instruction

Pupil-led learning; opportunities to showcase learning

Please click here to view our Progression of Skills for Design and Technology.

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