Design and Technology
“Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.”
At Warden House we aspire to use opportunities within our design and technology curriculum provision to ensure that pupils draw on their creativity and imagination when designing and making products that have a real and relevant function, whilst considering their own and others’ needs and aesthetic desires. The design and technology curriculum at Warden House is constructed and designed to inspire the children’s curiosity and fascination about the world around them and product design.
To ensure that the children know more and remember more, links have been made between design and technology units, curriculum subjects covered within a year and across year groups to ensure that learning is revisited and built upon in a manner that is meaningful for the children. The sequence and structure of learning has been organised with careful consideration of technical knowledge and with embedded retrieval practices to deepen the children’s knowledge and understanding over time.
By blocking units we strive to ensure that the children widen their technical knowledge and understanding of the full process involved in designing. They are provided with the time to develop those practical skills and progress their ability with using the required tools for that unit. We endeavour to increase their subject vocabulary; develop curiosity and heightened critical thinking and problem-solving skills and understand that they learn how to take risks, become resourceful innovative enterprising and capable citizens who are the future of design.
Our 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
The document below illustrates our whole school DT curriculum and progression and planned coverage across the school. We are continuing to plan and refine this area of the curriculum during the current school year and will keep this page updated as things progress.