Design Technology (DT)
DT in Key Stage 1
Cooking & Nutrition
DT in Key Stage 2
Cooking & Nutrition
Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement
Below is a link to our Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement for Design Technology. This document outlines, for Design Technology at Great Finborough Church Primary School, our aims and vision (Intent), our approach to planning, delivery, assessment and enrichment (Implementation) and what we want our children to have achieved and experienced by the time they leave us in Year 6 (Impact).
Breadth of Study Map
Below is a link to our breadth of study map for Design Technology.
The breadth of study map ensures that every child receives their full curriculum entitlement as they progress through the school.
We plan and deliver our curriculum on a three year cycle of learning (Cycle A, Cycle B & Cycle C).
Key Skills Progression Plan
As part of our ongoing curriculum development work, our subject leaders are preparing detailed skills development documents for every subject. This term (Autumn 2021), as part of our school development work, the subject leaders are developing and trialling these skills progression documents for the subjects and topics being delivered this term. These will be published soon.
Our curriculum begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage. As part of the process of developing the skills progression documents, we have met as a staff team and carefully considered the prerequisite skills required for our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) children to be ready to access the National Curriculum at the beginning of Year 1. These prerequisite skills can be found by clicking on the link below.
Curriculum Milestones and Assesssments
Below are the links to the Curriculum Milestones for the Lower School (Years 1-3) and the Upper School (Years 4-6) for planning cycles A, B and C.
Each of the Curriculum Milestones link to the Design Technology curriculum which develops the knowledge and skills of the children in the aspects of ‘Structures’, ‘Mechanisms’, ‘Textiles’, ‘Mechanical Systems’ and ‘Electrical Systems’. In each aspect of the curriculum, the children build on their prior learning and develop their knowledge and skills in designing, making, evaluating and their technical knowledge and understanding.
The different aspects of the curriculum repeat, adding to the skills and knowledge of the children.
Children achieve at a ‘Basic Level’, the ‘Expected Level’, or a ‘Deep Level’. Curriculum Milestones are used as our assessment tool in Design technology (DT).
Curriculum in Action
Red Class – The 3 Little Pigs House Design Challenge – Autumn 2021
As part of their DT work in the Autumn Red class looked at how houses are designed and built, linking this with the story of the three little pigs.